Trump Calls Out DeSantis’ Support For Fauci

During the COVID pandemic, there were several politicians supporting Fauci’s response tactics. Gov. Desantis was one of the more surprising supporters. One of his strongest supporting statements for Fauci appeared in 2020. Desantis supported the doctor for doing a ‘good job’ with the pandemic.

Now, in 2023, Desantis has decided to backpedal and even deny his support for the doctor. He is facing a backlash from those who remember his words and the support.

Desantis not only applauded Fauci’s efforts in 2020. He supported him 20 different times. During the recent Republican Debate, Desantis stated he would have fired Fauci. He went on to discuss why he believes the country is currently facing issues.

“Why are we in this mess? Part of it and a major reason is because how this federal government handled COVID-19 by locking down this economy,”

Former president Trump responded by shining the light on Desantis’ former support of Fauci.

‘I’ll tell you, he loved Fauci, but he also locked down his state. His beaches were locked down. His roads were locked down, and his whole — he’s trying to pretend that none of this stuff happened,’ stated Trump.

Trump also took time to point out the stance the Florida governor had on vaccinations. Stating that Desantis supported vaccinations throughout the state. Vaccination support during and following the pandemic has been a strong arguing point. Many democrats believe vaccinations should be required, regardless of age or viewpoint. This view, of course, would support a forced vaccination rule throughout the United States.

Republicans have a different stance on vaccinations. Many Republicans and conservatives feel that vaccinations should be up to the individual. The individual should be able to choose to take or deny the vaccinations. Parents should also be able to have a say regarding their child’s vaccination status as well.

Reminding voters about Desantis’ support was a brilliant political move by former president Trump. The reminder shines the light on the losses many conservatives believe the nation is facing. The loss of freedom of choice is and will continue to be at the forefront of future debates.

The next Republican debate will be held on September 27, 2023 in Simi Valley, California.