Bill Maher recently invited Ron DeSantis to his show “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and per usual, the anti-woke, liberal host had a long list of gotcha questions prepared.
Unsurprisingly, one subject they broached was Florida’s approach to COVID-19. Dave Rubin plays a clip of the two actually agreeing about what transpired in Florida during the pandemic.
“I think woke ideology has corrupted institutions, ... things like the CDC, with how they handled COVID,” DeSantis said.
“We’re on the same page,” Maher responded, “and I think it's unfair what they did to you because you did handle it better.”
“You were like, ‘Let’s target the people, protect the people who are most vulnerable, and everybody else can go on with their lives,’” Maher acknowledged. “You opened schools sooner, ... and they won't give you credit for that.”
“It’s not about credit for me,” DeSantis responded. “It’s about them admitting that they were wrong” because “if this happened again, they would repeat the same playbook all over again, and if we don't have accountability, that's what's going to happen.”
Maher also pointed out the absurdity of the New York Times’ “despicable hit piece” about how “Ron DeSantis f***** up the pandemic.”
At this, DeSantis breaks into a big grin.
“And then, like, at the very end, it says Florida's death rate overall was better than the national average,” continued Maher as DeSantis erupted into laughter.
“If you're gonna do an article about Florida and the pandemic, shouldn’t that be lead?” Maher asked.
“What we did is we understood you can't stop society because of one respiratory virus,” DeSantis responded.
“Here you have lefty, liberal Bill Maher who will, sadly, I think, never vote for a Republican, will never vote for DeSantis, but he at least has the balls to tell the truth,” says Dave.
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