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Former DNC Head Howard Dean Slams Gov. DeSantis As Bigger ‘Lunatic’ Than Even Trump

The former chief of the Democratic Party Howard Dean has lashed Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis as a “lunatic” for his disastrous dealing with of the COVID-19 disaster pummeling his state and claiming lives.

“I never thought I’d say this, but I think he may be more of a lunatic than [Donald] Trump ever was,” Dean flamed DeSantis in an MSNBC interview Friday.

Dean famous that not less than Trump urged individuals at his final political rally in Alabama to get vaccinated, though the previous president’s personal supporters then booed him.

Dean, who’s a doctor and served as governor of Vermont, informed MSNBC’S Ari Melber: “I’m actually just shocked by DeSantis … This guy’s not competent to serve in any capacity.” He additionally stated the governor was “completely out of touch with reality.”

Florida at present has more daily COVID-19 cases and weekly COVID-19 deaths than ever earlier than within the pandemic, and hospitals are working out of house. Fourteen portable morgues have been heading to central Florida on Saturday to deal with the our bodies overwhelming services there. 

Yet DeSantis signed an government order banning masks mandates, even at faculties, saying at a press convention that he wished to see his personal younger kids “smiling.” He has additionally shrugged off vaccines.

In response to a lawsuit from determined mother and father, nevertheless, Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper on Friday blocked DeSantis’ ban on masks mandates, ruling that he had overstepped his authority and his order was unconstitutional.

Dean responded to a Politico report that polls reveal Floridians are starting to “turn on” the governor.

“I would think they would. This guy is putting their children’s lives at risk,” Dean stated.

“We’re going to have dead kids all over Florida in these districts that are following DeSantis. It is outrageous. I have never seen any governor of either party ever behave like this. It’s almost as if he doesn’t give a damn who has to die as long as he gets reelected.”

Check out the total interview within the video clip up high.

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