“60 Minutes” reported on April 4 that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) ran an illegal “pay to play” program that allowed wealthy donors to fly in and get COVID-19 vaccinations in Florida before first responders and other essential workers were given shots:
The first doses were given to healthcare workers and nursing home residents in early December. But then, a few weeks later, Gov. Ron DeSantis, breaking from CDC guidelines, announced he would not vaccinate teachers and essential workers next, but instead put “seniors first,” making anyone 65 or over eligible for the vaccine, the first in the country to do that. DeSantis said seniors were at highest risk...
Then, the private jets started arriving. Hollywood moguls, New York socialites and tourists from overseas were getting vaccinated in Florida, posting on social media and sparking outrage. Early on, there were no residency requirements to get vaccinated in the state.
Twitter users noted DeSantis’ apparent lying through the broadcast.
He is lying. You can see it. He’s scared because he sees that White House run slipping away with the corruption that he’s covered up through out the pandemic. He will never be President. https://t.co/cAqRIlTSoY— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) April 5, 2021
Thank you #60Minutes for exposing Ron DeSantis as the most corrupt governor in the nation.— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) April 4, 2021
The thing is, guys like DeSantis know their voters. All he has to say is “fake narrative,” and he knows that enough angry, resentful people will say “See? Fake narrative.” The reason politicians like him do things like this is because, in modern America, it works for them. https://t.co/mUmtVIfmC7— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) April 5, 2021
(Sources: 60 Minutes/YouTube, Twitter)