TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis bashed Fox News’ coverage of the presidential elections on Wednesday, saying the network rushed to call Arizona for Biden, but waited too long to call Florida for Trump, likely for ratings or some other motive.
The governor held a press conference in Tallahassee on Wednesday to highlight the improvements the state has made since the 2000 Bush vs. Gore recount debacle, and the election chaos in Broward and Palm Beach counties in 2018. Early Wednesday morning, the Associated Press called Florida for President Donald Trump.
“I think it’s a testament to the state’s performance that as you see chaos unfolding in some of these other battleground states—where the votes may not be counted for days, where one state isn’t counting anything today, they’re just going to go back tomorrow—that people are actually looking at Florida and asking the question: ‘Why can’t these states be more like Florida?’” DeSantis said.
DeSantis spent much of the press conference criticizing the media for their coverage of the elections in Florida and other battleground states like Arizona.
“I was really disappointed with how the networks handled the call of the