VIDEO: Florida Gov Ron DeSantis Destroys CNN’s Attempt To Disrupt Press Conference
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis destroyed CNN’s attempt to turn his coronavirus press conference into a chaotic spectacle.
Gov. DeSantis plan in Florida is to allow health systems and hospitals in Florida distribute the vaccine however, they see fit. DeSantis feels that health systems inside the State can distribute the vaccine better than government.
CNN reporter, Rosa Flores disrupted DeSantis press conference shouting, “Governor, what has gone wrong with the rollout of the vaccine that we’ve seen phone lines jammed, websites crashing.”
“There is a lot of demand,” responded DeSantis.
“Excuse me, excuse me, you just said, ‘What has gone wrong?’ so I’m answering the question,” DeSantis said as Flores continued to speak over him.
“If I could complete the question, though,” she said.
DeSantis fired back, “So you’re going to give a speech or are you going to ask a question? You asked a question and I’m going to answer it.”
“No, you asked a question,” fired back DeSantis.
“I am trying to ask you,” Flores said.
“How many questions? You get three? They only got one question,” he said, pointing to other reporters. “Why do you get three?”
“With all due respect, governor, I’m just asking if I could finish my question,” Flores said.
“You finished the question,” DeSantis said, as Flores snapped back, “I did not.”
The CNN reporter went on to simply repeat the original question.
“What went wrong with the rollout of the vaccine, when we’ve seen phone lines jammed, websites crashing,” Flores said as DeSantis chimed in, “So you’re repeating your question.”
“To complete it for you, governor, we’ve seen websites crash, and also, senior citizens waiting overnight for the vaccine,” Flores said.
DeSantis scolded Flores for not properly investigating why seniors waited overnight to get the vaccine. The local hospital announced that anybody over the age of 65 that would like to receive the vaccine can show up at any time to receive it instead of using a scheduling system. That resulted in a long line and people waiting outside overnight to get the vaccine.
DeSantis said, “So the state is not dictating to hospitals… that would be a total disaster.”
A couple of other things to note about this interaction notice where the camera is placed. Flores had one camera pointed toward her, this wasn’t about journalism, it was about her and CNN. Second, notice just ranted into a speech acting like CNN is better than any of the other journalists that were present.
Ron DeSantis just obliterated CNN, on CNN pic.twitter.com/uBjAOzBR4K
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 5, 2021