CNN Prime Time host Chris “Fredo” Cuomo was in uncommon type Monday night time as he repeatedly slammed his fist on the desk and shouted about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R). Fredo had a large drawback with DeSantis’s mission to permit folks to decide on whether or not or to not put on a masks or get vaccinated. Fredo raged on the thought of individuals being able to decide on for themselves steered the true alternative was as much as the federal government to make.
Cuomo, who suffered from what he referred to as “COVID mind,” thought DeSantis was performing hypocritically by fining faculties that mandated kids put on masks. “The irony right here, on the identical time the proper is slamming Biden for fining corporations who do not adhere to vaccine mandates, whether or not it is masks for youths or the vaccines,” he whined.
He went on to sneer about how “DeSantis retains making an attempt to border this as a matter of alternative. Whereas taking away the selection of native officers to do what works.”
So, in line with Fredo, you don’t have a alternative about whether or not or to not put on a masks or get vaccinated. That “alternative” belonged to authorities officers to mandate it for you. He even performed a number of clips of DeSantis arguing it was a mum or dad’s proper to decide on if their youngsters wore masks in faculties, as if it was a horrible factor.
“Sure, however selections have penalties. Select to not get your youngsters vaccinated, you do not get to go to public faculties or just about any college. Proper,” he declared (ignoring the actual fact there have been spiritual and medical exemptions).
He additionally ignored the actual fact it was a so-called “pandemic of the unvaccinated” and was whining that he, a vaccinated particular person, was being compelled to put on a masks. “You do not have to take the vaccine. That is not what’s being finished right here. However you do not get to not do what retains all people else secure after which get to dwell the best way that you just wish to since you are forcing the remainder of us to not dwell the best way that we would like.”
In actuality, Fredo had been caught quite a few occasions breaking masking guidelines and even his COVID quarantine. So, he’s not likely involved about all that. He was simply placing on a present for the digicam.
Earlier than making his asinine argument about “alternative,” Fredo claimed DeSantis was spreading COVID misinformation though another person had stated it. “Florida’s Ron DeSantis simply allowed some wild COVID misinformation to unfold from his personal microphone,” he asserted.
The misinformation in query got here from a utility employee who spoke in opposition to vaccines at a press convention and inaccurately described how mRNA vaccines labored. Fredo claimed it was proof DeSantis was “selecting to extend the ache merely within the title of politics.”
Talking of COVID misinformation, in 2020, Cuomo allowed his program to be a platform for loopy con artist and fired Florida Well being Division employee, Rebekah Jones to spew her lies about DeSantis supposedly hiding COVID loss of life numbers. In the meantime, the one hiding loss of life numbers was Chris’s brother, disgraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who lined up nursing residence and different COVID deaths.
It was just some months in the past that Fredo suggested nobody actually knew the place COVID got here from. And as for bogus COVID cures, final summer season, he blamed President Trump for a false remedy his spouse was peddling on her new age well being quackery web site. The Every day Present even mocked him for following his spouse’s recommendation: bathing in bleach and taking herbs.
He even went to a business Monday night time asking: “Do these defiant governors, who’re all on the proper, actually wish to extend the pandemic?”
Chris wanted to get his “COVID mind” checked out. That is CNN.
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CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time
September 13, 2021
9:27:43 p.m. Japanese
CHRIS CUOMO: To a different governor saga. Florida’s Ron DeSantis simply allowed some wild COVID misinformation to unfold from his personal microphone. And he is issuing new threats to these following presidential steerage to assist finish this pandemic. I wish to take you thru this. Do not say DeSantis is a dummy. He is an ivy league educated lawyer who served this nation. He is aware of what he is doing. The query is, why is he doing it? Subsequent.
9:31:59 p.m. Japanese
CUOMO: The hazard that COVID poses to your youngsters and mine is rising, quote, “exponentially.” Okay? The American Academy of Pediatrics experiences childhood circumstances elevated 240 p.c simply since July. We all know why. They are going again to highschool. And children now account for nearly 29 p.c of all circumstances on this nation. We all know why. As a result of they are not vaccinated, lots of them, and so they’re going again to highschool.
But, too many on the proper are selecting to extend the ache merely within the title of politics. Working example, Mr. Do not Fauci Florida himself, Governor Ron DeSantis. Tellingly selected to face silently by whereas this nonsense befell at his personal press convention at this time. Hearken to this.
DARRIS FRIEND (electrical utility worker): The vaccine modifications your RNA so for me, that is an issue. So, I am right here with you people. We do not wish to have the vaccine. It is about our freedom and liberty.
CUOMO: DeSantis is aware of that is BS. He is a wise man. He is bought consultants giving him the reality. He is Harvard and Yale educated. He is a lawyer. He is aware of. Which can be why he began staring on the floor and shoving his hand in his pocket.
When it was finished, and he returned to the mic, did he appropriate what that man was simply saying about how the vaccine modifications your genetics? No. He shook the man’s hand and thanked him for coming. And that’s beneath the workplace.
All of this, by the best way, comes as DeSantis is making it tougher to do the one factor we all know that works to get folks vaccinated, mandates. 77 p.c of staff say they’ll or have gotten the shot if their employer requires it.
Look, I do not find out about you. I’m not in any hurry to have the federal government inform me dwell my life, however what was plan B right here? In a state with lower than 10 p.c of ICU beds obtainable, DeSantis is now threatening to nice cities and counties that refuse to let a minority of each events dictate the hazard the remainder of us face. And as a substitute, require staff get vaccinated.
The irony right here, on the identical time the proper is slamming Biden for fining corporations who do not adhere to vaccine mandates, whether or not it is masks for youths or the vaccines, DeSantis retains making an attempt to border this as a matter of alternative. Whereas taking away the selection of native officers to do what works.
GOV. RON DESANTIS (R-FL): It is our perception that this must be a mum or dad’s alternative.
What’s principally a private alternative.
I believe it is their alternative.
I believe that must be the selection of the mum or dad.
CUOMO: Sure, however selections have penalties. Select to not get your youngsters vaccinated, you do not get to go to public faculties or just about any college. Proper?
You do not have to take the vaccine. That is not what’s being finished right here. However you do not get to not do what retains all people else secure after which get to dwell the best way that you just wish to since you are forcing the remainder of us to not dwell the best way that we would like.
The selection DeSantis is making, okay, simply as he stood silent within the face of BS he is aware of is not true, is to play this to benefit even when it really works for the drawback of so many which can be underneath his care.
Whereas the variety of deaths in his state preserve heading within the mistaken path, he’s being defiant of what’s proper. And it raises a query. Do these defiant governors who’re all on the proper actually wish to extend the pandemic? Do they actually imagine it will not come again to hang-out them at some point?