Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis raised eyebrows on Thursday when he signed four anti-COVID-19 vaccine mandate bills in Brandon, Florida.
A reported asked DeSantis whether his decision to sign the bills in Brandon, Florida, had anything to do with the popular “Let’s Go Brandon” chant that refers to a vulgar chant regarding President Joe Biden.
He played it smooth.
“I think that Brandon, Florida, is a great American city. It think the people here are fantastic,” the governor answered.
“We’re proud to be able to make a stand for freedom in Brandon, Florida,” DeSantis said.
There may or may not have been a few “Let’s Go Brandon” chants in the background of the video.
I’m sure the outlet, NBC, who NBC Sports reporter was behind the viral sensation, was quick to cut off as much of the chanting as possible.
But the irony of the location could not have been better. Yes, DeSantis could have signed the bills in Tallahassee, but since there’s a Brandon, Florida, why not?
As DeSantis continues to humiliate the Brandon administration — I mean, Biden administration — over its successes in handling the pandemic while staying open for business, it’s game on in the latest PR stunt from Florida.
Check it out and enjoy a good laugh today.