Did Ron Desantis Bully kids? Watch the Full context.
Ron DeSantis just yelled at students for wearing masks. This is not a leader. This is a bully. A petulant child. Shameful.pic.twitter.com/tu9gyY1DPh
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) March 2, 2022
The video above is an 18 second clip in which Ron Desantis tells an entourage of students behind him, “You do not have to wear those masks. Please take them off. We have to stop with this Covid theater. If you want to wear it fine, but this is ridiculous.”. The clip went viral and was Trending on Twitter after a series of corporate press outlets insinuated as such.
A mother of one of the children Desantis has been claimed to be bullying spoke out to the press. This was the following exchange.
“I took mine off.”
“Did you feel pressure by the governor to do that?”
This @HillsboroughSch senior’s mom says she’s very upset and it was “shocking” for Gov. DeSantis to ask her son & the other high school students to take off their masks. https://t.co/JNYeA9dYci pic.twitter.com/W6WZbAOKh8
— Justin Schecker (@WFLAJustin) March 3, 2022
The Mother: “I am responsible for him and I told him to wear that mask. He (referring to her son) is looking at this adult authority governor Desantis telling him that. Oh you don’t have to wear that mask.”
Interviewer: “What was your reaction when yopu heard the governor tell you to take your mask off?”
The Kid: “A bit of surprise and shock. More of OK. this Authority figure is asking me to do something that I know is going to end up being controversial.”
These things are contradictory. The Governor of Florida said you could wear the mask if you wanted to. So what is the reason for the outrage? Moreover, it would seem that the child in question was perfectly happy to take the mask off.
Especially when compared to how he was reacting during the interview. It would seem the actual bully is the mother.