DeSantis says Trump's 'whole family moved to Florida under my governorship'

 June 1, 2023

The war between former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis heated up again this week after Trump attacked DeSantis' record. Yet as the Hill pointed out, DeSantis was quick to strike back.

The latest dustup began on Tuesday when Trump put up a Truth Social post in which he slammed DeSantis' COVID response.

Trump compares Florida COVID death numbers to those of New York

"So why do they say that DeSanctus did a good job?" the former president demanded before adding. "New York had fewer deaths! Also, he shut down the State, and even its beaches (unlike other Republican Governors)."

While it is true that Florida had more COVID deaths overall than New York, it also has a larger population and greater proportion of residents over 65.

What's more, The Hill linked to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data which puts Florida "in the middle of the pack when COVID-19 deaths are scaled by 100,000 people."

For his part, DeSantis shot back at a press conference by stressing the fact that those closest to Trump have relocated to Florida during his time in office.

"His whole family moved to Florida"

"This is new. Six months ago, he would have never said that, right? He used to say how great Florida was. Hell, his whole family moved to Florida under my governorship," DeSantis said of Trump's criticism.

"People are coming up to me, talking to me. What are you talking about? Are you blind? Are you blind?" DeSantis remarked.

Meanwhile, DeSantis press secretary Bryan Griffin pointed the incident as being "illustrative of the modern media shutting their eyes and ears to the truth to push their narrative.

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