On Thursday’s broadcast of Newsmax TV’s “Greg Kelly Reviews,” 2024 Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump said that 2024 GOP rival Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) “cherished Dr. Fauci” and “mentioned, let’s not do any[thing] if we don’t have the approval of Dr. Fauci.” Trump additionally said that “Florida was third within the nation in deaths.” And DeSantis “had traces for miles of individuals getting vaccines,” and believed in them earlier than altering.
Trump mentioned, “I’ll inform you that he cherished Dr. Fauci, and I’ll ship you some articles tomorrow, he mentioned, let’s not do any[thing] if we don’t have the approval of Dr. Fauci. … That’s all he talked about is Dr. Fauci. … I’ll inform you, he cherished Fauci, however he additionally locked down his state. His seashores had been locked down. His roads had been locked down, and his entire — he’s making an attempt to faux that none of these things occurred. Now, if you happen to have a look at any individual like McMaster — Henry McMaster (R) from South Carolina, if you happen to have a look at Kristi Noem of South Dakota (R), a few of the [Republicans], they actually didn’t lock down. However Ron locked down Florida. I used to be there, and I can inform you.”
Later, Trump added, “Florida was third within the nation in deaths. Now, that’s a horrible scorecard, however Florida was third in demise. He was a giant believer within the vaccines. This man had traces for miles of individuals getting vaccines, now, he pretends [otherwise].”
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