Ron DeSantis Gives Amusing Answer to Vaccine Question During Presser, Joy Reid Among Those Hardest Hit

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While Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has become famous in conservative circles and infamous in liberal circles for his frequent dunks on mainstream media reporters, he’s also shown a more humorous side in his interactions with the press that don’t get as much attention.

We’ve documented some of them here. For example, there was that time after the Super Bowl when DeSantis actually approached veteran Florida journalist Marc Caputo to explain why he was spotted not wearing a mask while sitting in a private suite during the big game. Likely knowing his critics were already preparing to fire off condemnations and predictable “grandma killer” accusations, here’s what DeSantis told Caputo:

Another one took place earlier today during a press conference at Palm Harbor University High School, after DeSantis called on the state legislature to approve $1,000 bonuses for public school educators including principals and teachers.

During the presser, Gov. DeSantis was asked by a reporter about when and if he’d be getting the coronavirus vaccine. After noting he was now eligible for the vaccine under Florida guidelines, DeSantis joked about whether it would be appropriate to have cameras present to film his bare-armed “gun show” when he received the vaccine, according to AP:

DeSantis, 42, will join about 6 million people in Florida who have already received at least the first dose of a vaccine. The state has a population of 21.5 million people. He didn’t give details about when or where he’ll get his shot.

“I’m not sure we’re going to do it on camera, we’ll see. If you guys want a gun show, maybe we can do it, but probably better off not,” DeSantis said at a news conference. “We will let you know when I get the jab.”

Watch:

Here’s a different clip where the question can be heard (if you turn your sound up a little louder):

Not surprisingly, perpetually unhappy MSNBC host Joy Reid was unamused by DeSantis’s humorous quip and whined about it on the Twitter machine:

Aww. Bless her heart.

Not that it’s relevant in any way to his capabilities as the leader of one of the most populous states in the country (for instance, DeSantis came out strong against the Democrat-driven idea of vaccine passports last week), but I had remarked a week ago on how it appeared DeSantis had been working out and slimmed down some since the start of the pandemic.

Before anyone laughs at my suggestion – or his from the presser – they should take note of what Nick Primrose, a former deputy general counsel to both DeSantis and former Florida Governor-turned-Senator Rick Scott, had to say about DeSantis’s physical capabilities:

I’ll leave it to readers to debate this burning issue while I go on a hunt for that video… 😉

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