Hollywood star Bette Midler started a war with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) over the state’s Parental Rights in Education bill that she can’t win. Because she clearly does not know what is in the bill.
She tried to claim DeSantis is using the bill to boost his election while accusing him of killing off Floridians during the coronavirus pandemic. Midler’s complaints about the bill and about the COVID numbers have been loudly debunked but she still publicly said:
“Ron DeSantis’ invented his ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill because it’s an election year & he wants to get his base all riled up. Ron, they’re easier to rile when you don’t kill a bunch of them with Covid.”
According to Breitbart, “Florida currently stands at 335 COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people, lower than New York’s 348 deaths per 100,000.”
DeSantis defended himself on the bill to a reporter recently. Bette should watch the video below before she spouts off again.
“Does it say that that in the bill?” DeSantis started.
“I know that you support —” a reporter said.
“Does it say that in the bill?” DeSantis said.
“I’m asking —” the reproter said but Ron cut him off.
“I’m asking you to tell me what’s in the bill, because you are pushing false narratives,” DeSantis said. “It doesn’t matter what critics say.”
“It bans classroom instruction on sexual identity and gender orientation,” the reproter said.
“For who?” DeSantis asked. “For grades pre-k through three. So five-year-olds, six-year-olds, seven-year-olds — and the idea that you wouldn’t be honest about that and tell people what it actually says, it’s why people don’t trust people like you because you peddle false narratives.”
“So we disabuse you of those narratives.
“And we’re going to make sure that parents are able to send their kid to kindergarten without having some of this stuff injected into their school curriculum.”
Ron DeSantis' invented his "Don't Say Gay" bill because it's an election year & he wants to get his base all riled up. Ron, they're easier to rile when you don't kill a bunch of them with Covid.— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) March 14, 2022
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis berated WFLA reporter Evan Donovan when he asked the Republican about the Parental Rights in Education legislation, the controversial sex education bill currently being debated in the state.— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 8, 2022
Read more: https://t.co/RH0NoXZ78B pic.twitter.com/DhGs3NjNea