Ron DeSantis: “Other States Are Copying Us” On COVID

Newsweek reports:

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has dismissed speculation of a presidential run, although a recent poll has shown that in any case, he would be comfortably beaten in a hypothetical face-off with President Joe Biden in 2024.

During a press conference to promote the opening of a monoclonal antibody treatment center in St Cloud, Osceola County, DeSantis tried to bat away rumors of a White House bid, telling reporters, “all the speculation about me is purely manufactured.”

“I just do my job,” he said on Tuesday, “you know, we work hard. Obviously, our state has led on a lot of things including this, and now other states are copying us. I hear all this stuff and honestly it’s nonsense, so I don’t really know what to say to the rumors,” he added.

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