Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis attends an event with President Donald Trump on the environment at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A spokesman for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has deactivated his Twitter account after he posted a tweet that photos of each dead COVID-19 victim should be balanced with 99 photos of people who survive the disease.
The tweet was captured in screenshots by a Miami Herald reporter and a reporter for WLRN.
In the post, Fred Piccolo tweeted a response to a photo gallery on COVID-19 victims and health care workers. The tweet has since been deleted.
In the past, Piccolo has questioned the effectiveness of face mask mandates and has said that COVID-19 is less deadly than the flu.