Donald Trump continues arguing Ron DeSantis was worse than Andrew Cuomo during pandemic
The Donald Trump administration is calling Florida ‘a very dangerous place’ for its COVID-19 spike. Image via AP.

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'New York had fewer deaths!'

Wars over COVID-19 continue to take center stage in the race for the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination.

Former President Donald Trump is taking Ron DeSantis to task again over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, contending Florida saw more COVID casualties than New York, which was governed by Democrat Andrew Cuomo during much of the early wave of the disease.

“Under Ron DeSanctimonious as Governor, Florida was the third WORST State in Deaths by Covid. So why do they say that DeSanctus did a good job? New York had fewer deaths! Also, he shut down the State, and even its beaches (unlike other Republican Governors),” Trump posted to Truth Social Tuesday.

The swipe at DeSantis continues a Trump trend, one established the other day in a video to his social media platform in which he said the Florida Governor was “very average at best compared to Republican Governors who have done a fantastic job.”

“Even Cuomo did better, he was #4,” Trump said.

DeSantis has responded to some of this, including during a post-campaign launch interview with Ben Shapiro last week.

“First of all, Florida had less excess mortality than California or New York,” DeSantis said, as transcribed by Fox News. “Part of that is because states like California had excess mortality derived from the lockdown policy, which is really, really avoidable mortality.”

“But if he thinks Cuomo handled it better, that’s an indication if something like this were to happen again, he would double down and do what he did in March of 2020,” DeSantis added, before repeating familiar denunciations of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

“But we all have to sit here today in 2023, look back on March of 2020 and say, ‘Faucism was wrong. Faucism was destructive. Faucism has set us on this path with the CARES Act and the Fed printing money, creating inflation, and creating some of the economic problems that we have today.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • PeterH

    May 30, 2023 at 5:21 pm

    Finally….after a political career in lying……Donald Trump tells the TRUTH and exposes Ron DeSantis’s hypocrisy!


    Per capita …..DeSantis’s state of Florida had more COVID deaths than California.

  • Trump and Rhonda LOLS

    May 30, 2023 at 5:42 pm

    Pot, meet kettle.

  • Donald J Trump

    May 30, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    It’s true. Ron DeSanctimonious was an average governor, now a horrible governor. He harasses businesses, signs religious laws, and stokes hatred and division. He killed a lot of people during the pandemic. I’d vote for Biden myself before I’d vote for Ron DisHonest.

  • Suze

    May 30, 2023 at 6:39 pm

    Please explain “ excess mortality “.

  • Earl Pitts American

    May 30, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    Good afternoon America,
    Not sure who is advising The Donald to say stuff like this. Its sad just sad.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American

  • Brenda

    May 30, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    Trump did his share of causing deaths
    When Covid first came Trump was in office he told America not to worry it was like the flu it would just go away. Then we address the railroads. When Trump came into office the railroads were suppose to add engineers, and repair the rails and wheels what with the increase in rail speed. When Trump took over he voided all those rules from the past pres. While Trump was in office there was 3 rail accidents alone but it was kept hush hush. In the yrs following we are still loosing lives. Thankfully pres. Biden stepped up passed a law making railway owners responsible finally after to many years railways are being updated engineers are being added. This just 2 happenings that Trump did nothing to prevent. Personally neither of those wanna be dictators will get my or my families votes and I pray the majority if voters educate themselves crossing both DeSantis and Trump off their list to vote for.

  • Casey Dee Santos

    June 1, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    Why is trump arguing when no one is disagreeing with him???

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