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Tensions Rise as DeSantis and Newsom Clash on COVID-19 Policies

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During a lively debate on Fox News, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and California Governor Gavin Newsom engaged in a heated discussion about their respective COVID-19 records. Hosted by Fox’s Sean Hannity, the debate became intense as the two governors traded barbs.

DeSantis took a shot at Newsom, saying, “I had Disney open during COVID, and we made ’em a fortune, and we saved a lot of jobs.” He criticized Newsom for inexplicably keeping Disney closed for over a year and accused him of not following scientific guidance.

DeSantis also highlighted the significant number of children who were unable to attend school in California compared to other states.

In response, Newsom called out DeSantis for hypocrisy. He reminded DeSantis that he had declared a state of emergency before California and implemented closures of beaches, bars, and restaurants. Newsom also pointed out the presence of quarantines and checkpoints throughout Florida.

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DeSantis vigorously disputed Newsom’s claims, asserting that he had followed the guidance of renowned medical advisor Anthony Fauci and relied on scientific evidence. The televised debate, which lasted for 90 minutes, was a rare event considering DeSantis’s White House aspirations and Newsom’s lack of interest in a presidential run. 

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DeSantis currently trails behind former President Trump in polls and faces competition from former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. On the other hand, Newsom has been mentioned as a potential presidential candidate but has expressed his support for President Biden and dismissed any intentions of running in 2024.

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