DeSantis Levels MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell – Watch

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Once again, Gov. Ron DeSantis prevails in a media takedown. This time, the Republican governor aimed the lies MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell told about the Florida school curriculum. 

The story began when Mitchell through a softball question to Vice President Kamala Harris. Last Friday, Mitchell asked Harris, “What does Gov. Ron DeSantis not know about black history and the black experience when he says that slavery and the aftermath of slavery should not be taught to Florida schoolchildren?”

The whole question was a lie. DeSantis does not oppose the teaching of slavery and the aftermath, if fact, it is clearly listed as required teaching on the Florida Dept. of Education’s website. 

DeSantis had his office announce that they would be declining requests for interviews with DeSantis from NBC News affiliates until Mitchell apologized and retracted her comments.

Mitchell followed that with a “postscript” saying she had been “imprecise” in her phrasing of the question even though nothing she said was true.

DeSantis wasn’t done. He said, “You have the reporter saying that ‘Governor DeSantis does not want students to learn about slavery and its aftermath.’ Well if you actually looked at what our standards are, not only is it not prohibited to teach that, it’s required to teach that.”

“They are doing that to try to create a narrative, they’re not doing that because Florida has a law. They’re doing it because they know there is enough people in corporate media who will just take that, and run with that… if it is explicit and pornographic, parents have the right to object.”

“They are lying to you!” he continued. “We are required to teach all aspects of black history, not queer theory…They are lying to you!”

The governor once again made it clear that he will not sit back and take the media’s lies.