No one championed the move to reopen Florida more than its governor Ron DeSantis. For weeks, DeSantis spoke about the Coronavirus pandemic and painted a picture that simply wasn’t accurate. He touted low death rates, said that young people were getting sick and that they didn’t deal with serious consequences and hasn’t issued a statewide mask ordinance. Governor Ron Desantis is pushing to open all Floridian schools against the growing protests. Meanwhile, Miami is believed to have as many Coronavirus cases as Wuhan, China that was the original epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic. Now, the United We Dream director Thomas Kennedy is going viral after interrupting Governor DeSantis and Mayor Gimenez during a Miami-Dade press conference. Thomas accused the governor of covering up the death toll and failing to lead the state to health.
Thomas Kennedy shared a photo featuring both Governor Ron DeSantis’ face as well as Thomas’ and included the following caption.
“Choose your fighter. P.S. Don’t choose the guy whose incompetence in dealing with a pandemic led to the deaths of over 4,381 people while he falsified data to try and cover it up.”
His supporters quickly let him know that they support him 100 percent. One supporter left the following remarks.
I choose the guy that not only knows HOW to put on a mask, and also, actually DOES! Thank you for being our voice!
Another person thanked Thomas for holding Governor DeSantis accountable.
“Thank you for holding him accountable!”
Thomas also posted the video where he confronted Florida’s governor. Thomas Kennedy stated the following.
“Record-breaking cases every day and you are doing nothing. You’re falsifying information and you are misleading the public. Over 4,000 people have died and you are blaming the protesters. You guys have no plans and you’re doing nothing. Shame on you.”
You may see the video that Thomas shared on his Twitter account below.
I just interrupted a press conference in Miami-Dade to let governor @RonDeSantisFL and @MayorGimenez know they are an embarrassment to FL and that their incompetence and lack of planning has resulted in the current public health crisis.
4,381 people have died so far in FL pic.twitter.com/q6SozHfT8o
— Thomas Kennedy (@tomaskenn) July 13, 2020
CNN covered the story on their news channel. They also discussed the state of Florida and the record-breaking number of cases and Covid-19 deaths across the state. You may see CNN’s report below.
What do you think about Thomas Kennedy’s comments? Do you agree with him?
Charisse Van Horn is a freelance writer from Tampa Bay. She enjoys writing about celebrities, entertainment, and fashion. Any reproduction of this article outside of Celebrity Insider will be met with legal action by the writer.