“In America’s North Korea, the Sunshine State, from time to time, we enjoy taking a look at what’s going on, and tonight we are doing it again in a Gov. DeSantis edition of ‘This Week in Florida,'” Kimmel said while introducing a video of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis kicking off the “2021 Python challenge.” The annual event challenges participants to remove invasive Burmese pythons “with the goal of empowering people to take an active role in conserving the Florida Everglades through invasive species removal,” the competition website 설명하다.
“As part of my focus on restoring the Everglades, I’ve charged FWC with dedicating more resources and taking innovative approaches to removing invasive Burmese pythons,” DeSantis said in a press conference introducing this year’s contest.
“Alleged comedian,” is how The Post Millennial described Kimmel after his mocking monologue.
“How Hollywood political group-think produces hateful ignorance,” observed Steven Law, CEO of One Nation and American Crossroads.
“And that’s why everyone’s moving there?” asked conservative commentator Allie Beth Stuckey.
“Late night comedy continues to be LOL funny on ABC!” Fox News contributor Joe Concha quipped.
Several others noted that Florida is the “polar opposite” of North Korea because DeSantis largely kept the state free and open during the coronavirus pandemic, unlike some of his progressive counterparts.
The governor appeared to be a favorite target of the media’s over the course of the past year for those decisions.
“Those lockdowns have not worked, they’ve done great damage to our country,” DeSantis 말했다 5 월. “We can never let something like this happen again. Florida took a different path – we’ve had more success as a result.”
A now-infamous CBS’ “60 의사록” segment suggested that the governor gave the Publix grocery store chain preferable treatment for the 코로나 바이러스 백신 based on its donations to his PAC. The segment also painted DeSantis as a villain who prioritized at-risk senior citizens over teachers. 그 pushed back 에 맞서 “60 의사록” for what he called “deceptive editing.”
“에피소드가 방영 된 이후로 입이 으스스한 발언을 많이했습니다., 그들은 자신들이 방송하는 것이 거짓임을 알고,” DeSantis가 말했습니다. “여우 & 친구.”
As DeSantis 유명한 5 월, 40 states had higher per capita mortality for seniors for COVID than Florida and yet the state is “open for business.” keeping unemployment at 4.8%.