Gov. Ron DeSantis rallied the base in Sanford for President Donald Trump on Columbus Day, but roiled Democrats who charged him with being callous about the coronavirus.
Numerous high-profile members of the opposition party, including past, present, and potentially future statewide candidates, slammed the Governor’s Sanford showup as a superspreader event in which the Governor was shirking responsibility.
The Sanford rally was Trump’s first rally in his return to the campaign trail since his recovery from COVID-19.
The Governor, it should be noted, was not presenting virus symptoms, though he did rub his nose briefly (H/T: Ana Ceballos of the Miami Herald) after high-fiving people on his way to the stage Monday evening.
Nonetheless, in the heat of the political season and with Trump himself just coming off the DL for COVID-19, Democrats had their say.
“Ron DeSantis showing up at today’s Trump super spreader event in Sanford with no mask and no social distancing is a smack in the face to the 15,000 Floridians who have died under his incompetence,” remarked Chris King, best known statewide as the 2018 candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
“Lil’Trump high fives a line of people at the rally then wipes his nose