Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis received a standing ovation during a press conference after he shredded a dishonest reporter for peddling “false narratives.”
DeSantis shut down the reporter from a Florida news outlet and called him out for abusing public trust in the media.
The government was quick to debunk the narrative the reporter was trying to push.
At a press conference at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, WFLA reporter Evan Donovan asked DeSantis about the Parental Rights in Education legislation.
Critics have labeled the legislation the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in a desperate attempt to smear DeSantis.
The most remarkable thing about the exchange is that the reporter shared it on his social media, despite being humiliated.
“Does it say that that in the bill?” DeSantis started.
“I know that you support —” Donovan said.
“Does it say that in the bill?” DeSantis said.
“I’m asking —” Donovan said before DeSantis cut him off.
“I’m asking you to tell me what’s in the bill because you are pushing false narratives,” DeSantis said.
“It doesn’t matter what critics say.”
“It bans classroom instruction on sexual identity and gender orientation,” Donovan said.
“For who?” DeSantis asked.
“For grades pre-k through three.
“So five-year-olds, six-year-olds, seven-year-olds — and the idea that you wouldn’t be honest about that and tell people what it actually says, it’s why people don’t trust people like you because you peddle false narratives.”
The crowd erupted as DeSantis continued:
“So we disabuse you of those narratives.
“And we’re going to make sure that parents are able to send their kid to kindergarten without having some of this stuff injected into their school curriculum.”
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis berated WFLA reporter Evan Donovan when he asked the Republican about the Parental Rights in Education legislation, the controversial sex education bill currently being debated in the state.
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— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 8, 2022
JUST NOW: I asked @GovRonDeSantis if he supported HB 1557, the legislation critics call the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill.https://t.co/CGiooSrKYn @WFLA https://t.co/H34CGSj7BJ pic.twitter.com/C518l1QaC3
— Evan Donovan (@EvanDonovan) March 7, 2022