DeSantis smirks at reporter question about NAACP advising Black Americans not to go to Florida: ‘What a joke’

Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., ripped the NAACP’s Florida chapter over news that it had asked the national organization to urge Black Americans to stay away from the state. This came in response to the governor’s policies on educational requirements in Florida schools. 

Reacting to a reporter bringing up the story, DeSantis on Thursday called it a “joke,” “ridiculous,” and dismissed it as a “stunt.”

He then proceeded to hammer the media as hypocritical for reporting on Florida under his leadership in general, recalling how during COVID-19, journalists from major outlets would slam Florida’s pandemic protocols but would be vacationing in

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