Florida Governor Ron DeSantis absolutely thrashed a reporter for pushing a conspiracy theory about his military service. The reporter, who works for a left-wing news outlet, asked DeSantis if he had ever been “caught in a lie” about his military service.
DeSantis responded by saying that the reporter was “spreading lies” and that he had “served honorably” in the military. He also said that the reporter was “disgraceful” and that he should be “ashamed” of himself.
The reporter’s question was based on a false claim that DeSantis had lied about his military service. The claim was made by a former Democratic Party operative who was trying to smear DeSantis’s reputation.
DeSantis battled the reporter on Thursday in Israel. Here’s how the exchange played out:
DESANTIS: No, no, all that’s totally, totally BS.
DESANTIS: Who said that? How would they know me? Okay, think about that. Do you honestly believe that’s credible? So it’s 2006, and I’m a junior officer. Do you honestly think they would remember me from Adam? Of course, not. They’re just trying to get into the news because they know people like you will consume it because it fits your preordained narrative that you’re trying to spin. Focus on the facts, and stop worrying about narratives.
DeSantis’s response to the reporter’s question was met with widespread praise from conservatives. Many conservatives believe that the reporter was trying to silence DeSantis and that his question was a form of political intimidation.
The reporter’s question is a reminder of the lengths that the left will go to in order to attack their political opponents. It is also a reminder of the importance of standing up to the left’s lies and smears.
DeSantis’s response to the reporter’s question was a powerful rebuke of the left’s attacks. It showed that DeSantis is not afraid to stand up for himself and that he is not afraid to call out the left’s lies.
DeSantis wrecks a journalist when the hack starts citing claims made by Guantanamo Bay terrorists. pic.twitter.com/JiNphfq9m5
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) April 27, 2023