DeSantis gets last laugh when rattled Psaki tweets response to his shut up and do your job own

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The Biden administration is raging mad and reportedly “scared to death” over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis standing up to their bullying.

In a widely praised speech Wednesday, the governor defended his liberty-focused coronavirus policies from the administration’s attacks while simultaneously drawing attention to the arguably nonsensical, irrational nature of their own policies.

The fiery rebuke to Biden ended with the following: “Why don’t you do your job? Why don’t you get this border secure? And until you do that, I don’t wanna hear a blip about COVID from you, thank you.”

This in turn provoked an immediate response from the White House.

Responding directly to the governor’s remarks, White House press secretary Jen Psaki claimed in a tweet that Florida’s hospitals “are being overwhelmed again” but that the Biden administration is “doing everything we can to help the people of FL”

“[W]e hope @GovRonDeSantis joins us in this fight,” she then smarmily added.


She was lying.

According to The News-Press, a newspaper out of Fort Myers, top officials within “Florida’s largest health care systems” confirmed during a roundtable Wednesday with the governor “that, despite a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, their hospitals are not overwhelmed and remain safe for staff and patients.”

“Orlando Health CEO David Strong told DeSantis that COVID-19 cases may be plateauing at his health centers. He said that, despite the fact that pandemic cases are peaking, people should not postpone health screenings or needed medical procedures as they did last year,” the newspaper reported.

Meanwhile, Tampa General CEO John Couris confirmed that, despite an uptick in cases, there are still more than enough beds open for elective procedures.

“There’s no question, governor, that our ERs are full and we are busy, that we have the most COVID patients that we’ve ever had through the pandemic. But we are a large hospital.” He added: “Our elective schedules are open and we’re operating. But we’re watching all of this hour by hour,” he reportedly said.

Psaki also lied by insinuating that the Florida governor hasn’t been doing everything in his power to encourage his constituents to get vaccinated.

FYI, this particular lie has also been repeated by the “Never Trumper” types at Bill Kristol’s The Bulwark:

But Psaki wasn’t just lying — she was also deflecting. As noted by a flurry of critics who promptly pounced on her in defense of the Florida governor, she’d failed in her tweet to address any of the points he’d raised.


In his speech Wednesday, DeSantis correctly noted that the administration has been allowing thousands of COVID-positive illegal aliens to stream across the border unhindered.

“Not only are they letting them through, they’re then farming them out all across our communities, across this country, putting them on planes, putting them on buses. Do you think they’re being worried about COVID for that? Of course not,” he said.

“So he’s facilitating who knows what new variants are out there. But I can tell you, whatever variants are around the world, they’re coming across that southern border. And so he’s not shutting down the virus; he’s helping to facilitate it in our country,” he added.

Unlike the White House press secretary, he was telling the truth.

According to a White House source who spoke with John Cardillo, the reason that Psaki had felt compelled to respond directly to DeSantis — and with desperate lies and smears, to boot — is because “the White House is scared to death” of him.

This fear and paranoia don’t appear to be mutual, as demonstrated by the way the Florida governor’s press secretary, Christina Pushaw, chose to respond to Psaki’s trash-talking: By thanking her for the free publicity.



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