Trump-loving Florida governor Ron DeSantis, who slowly seems to be edging out the former president among the GOP, has recently started selling new merchandise on his campaign website that takes aim at one of the nation’s top infectious disease specialists, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and other coronavirus restrictions and precautions, despite the fact that cases of the potentially deadly virus are still very much on the rise in his state.
As reported on by The Hill, if you were to head on over to DeSantis’ campaign website, you would find drink koozies and shirts stamped with the slogan, “Don’t Fauci My Florida,” as well as flags that bear a striking resemblance to former President Trump’s, saying, “Keep Florida Free.”
NEW TODAY: Our team just dropped EXCLUSIVE merchandise on our brand-new @WINRED storefront.
Trust us… You don’t want to miss out on this. 👀
— Team DeSantis (@teamrondesantis) July 12, 2021
— The Hill (@thehill) July 14, 2021
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The merchandise certainly pays homage to the governor’s attitude throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic, as he skirted guidelines and went directly against Dr. Fauci’s expert recommendations when he lifted the very few restrictions in place in the state of Florida as early as he could get away with.
“How the hell am I going to be able to drink a beer with a mask on?” one of the drink koozies featured on Ron’s campaign page reads.
To say the very least, the Republican governor was promptly taken to the woodshed by Americans with a shred of common sense on Twitter:
This is beyond disturbing.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 14, 2021
Don’t Fauci My Florida despite the 5,000+ new Covid cases in the state yesterday……
— Chuxter26 (@Chuxter26) July 14, 2021
How about one that reads “Don’t make me fix my buildings!”
Superimpose in on a pile of rubble.
— Mysterious Stranger (@WorryIdoNOT) July 14, 2021
Fla. “If our crumbling buildings and COVID don’t get you; The sink holes will.”
— ALongo (@TheAndyLongo1) July 14, 2021
maybe it’s fine if we just let Florida sink?
— Gabe (@GabeInReality) July 14, 2021
It’s funny because more than 600,000 Americans are dead from an avoidable lethal virus.
— REFrankel (@REFrankel) July 14, 2021
Boy, that was in bad taste, Ron. Very bad taste.