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[WATCH] Howard Dean Calls Ron DeSantis ‘More Of A Lunatic Than Trump’ Over FL COVID

Former Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean called Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis a “lunatic” over his handling of COVID-19 during an interview on MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber.” Dean said he was “shocked” by DeSantis’s handling of the coronavirus surge in Florida.

DeSantis, who has heavily opposed COVID-19 restrictions, signed an executive order banning vaccine mandates and has undergone legal battles with schools districts over an executive order preventing districts from enforcing mask mandates. A judge ruled on Friday that the order banning mask mandates could not be enforced, saying it was by definition “arbitrary” and “capricious.”

 

MIAMI, FLORIDA – JULY 13: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis takes part in a roundtable discussion about the uprising in Cuba at the American Museum of the Cuba Diaspora on July 13, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Thousands of people took to the streets in Cuba on Sunday to protest against the government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

DeSantis’s handling of the pandemic has come into sharper focus in recent weeks as the Sunshine State becomes the epicenter of the most recent surge of coronavirus infections fueled by the delta variant. Earlier this month, “DeathSantis” unveiled monoclonal antibody centers to help battle against the surge.

Dean, former governor of Vermont, said that DeSantis is “not competent to serve in any way,” adding that there would be “dead kids all over Florida” in districts that are following the Governor. “I’m actually just shocked by DeSantis. I never thought I’d say this, but I think he may be more of a lunatic than Trump ever was,” Dean said.

Watch Howard Dean’s full interview with Ari Melber, below.



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