Ron DeSantis Drops “60 Minutes” Bombshell on Tucker Carlson’s Show

Ron DeSantis Drops

(WatchDogReport.org) – On Sunday, April 4, CBS’ “60 Minutes” ran a segment about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ deal with Publix, a grocery store chain, to distribute the COVID-19 vaccination to people in Palm Beach County. The show insinuated it was part of a pay-to-play scheme because the Publix heiress had donated to his campaign. The governor vehemently denied the allegations. The next day he appeared on Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s show to slam the hit piece.

On Monday, during an interview with Carlson, DeSantis said the “60 Minutes” allegations were just a “political narrative.” He explained they never reported about the drives at African-American churches to make sure people were getting vaccinated before the Publix deal. The governor said the narrative was done with “malicious intent and a reckless disregard for the truth.”

Palm Beach County officials also denied DeSantis had anything to do with the Publix deal. The Democratic director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management Jared Moskowitz called the allegations “absolute malarkey.”

It’s also important to note that the Sunshine State distributes the vaccines through other locations, including CVS, Walmart, other stores, and state-run sites. Publix was the first grocery store to ink a deal with the state, but it wasn’t the only one. Oddly, “60 Minutes” didn’t accuse him of a pay-for-play scheme with the other stores. It’s almost as if they were trying to leave that out.

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