After a day in which he deeply offended Floridians by airing false ads against Mayor Andrew Gillum, Ron DeSantis doubled down tonight by appearing on Fox News to once again attack Mayor Gillum. According to Florida Politics’ AG Gancarski, DeSantis admitted this morning that this was not an appropriate time to talk about the campaign — but hours later violated that rule by conducting a deeply insensitive interview on Fox News.
“Hurricane Michael was a critical test for Ron DeSantis, and he failed. While the Panhandle faced one of the worst storms in a century, DeSantis spent the day running false ads, making partisan attacks on Fox News, and lying about Mayor Gillum. Ron DeSantis is very good at being a partisan warrior — and very bad at demonstrating the leadership needed to govern our state,” said FDP Chair Terrie Rizzo.