DeSantis didn’t know staff turned down ‘The View’ invite, has no interest in ‘partisan corporate media’


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Gov. Ron DeSantis was unaware his team had declined an invitation for him to appear on “The View” until after the fact, but said he was not interested in being involved in “news media.” business supporters,” the Florida Republican told Fox News on Thursday. .

A DeSantis aide, Bryan Griffin, recently tweeted an email he sent to “The View” rejecting a request for an interview with the governor of Florida. Griffin wondered if the hosts were really interested in hearing about his goals.

“I didn’t know it was denied until I saw it on the news, because I think my staff knows better than to bring it to me,” DeSantis told Fox News. “I don’t need to be involved in some partisan corporate media.”

Griffin, in his response to ABC’s “The View,” listed hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro’s criticisms and insults about DeSantis. He asked which of those his team should consider when deciding if an appearance was worth the governor’s time.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said his staff knew not to bring him an invitation to perform on “The View.” Photographer: Tristan Wheelock/Bloomberg via Getty Images
(Tristan Wheelock/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

“They’re free to say whatever they want. I don’t mind,” DeSantis told Fox News. “But I don’t want to give that oxygen.”

“So we’re going to keep our noses to the ground,” the Florida Republican continued. “While they’re doing what they’re doing, I was here working on this issue with Attorney Soros and also many other issues where we’re getting results for the people of Florida.”

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DeSantis spoke to Fox News after announcing that he had suspended State’s Attorney Andrew Warren for pledging not to bill abortion patients or their doctors. Warren made the vow in late June, days before a Florida law banning abortions after 15 weeks took effect.

Florida State Attorney Andrew Warren has been suspended by Governor Ron DeSantis.

Florida State Attorney Andrew Warren has been suspended by Governor Ron DeSantis.
(Monica Herndon/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)

George Soros has backed some progressive prosecutors across the country, although Warren said in 2020 that he wasn’t sure the billionaire helped his campaign. Soros paid $1.3 million to the Florida Democratic Party, which then donated $50,000 to Warren’s campaign.

Griffin, in his email, asked which of the previous statements from “The View” hosts indicated that an interview with DeSantis would be “a real quest for the truth.”

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He sent one from Behar in August 2021: “You’re just short of calling [Governor DeSantis] a negligent, murderous sociopath, because that’s what he is.” Behar also said the Republican has a “white supremacist base.”

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Griffin also included Hostin’s June 22 comment: “Death-Santis…I think he’s a fascist and a fanatic.” He also pointed to quotes from Hostin and Navarro saying the Florida governor’s policies were anti-black and opposed to the LGBTQ community.


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