Appearing at a Turning Point USA Summit Sunday, Florida governor Ron DeSantis announced sales of his “Don’t Fauci My Florida” merchandise are “through the roof.”
DeSantis told the crowd “Let me just give you a personal welcome to the free state of Florida. Here in Florida, we believe in lifting people up, not locking people down. We believe in the rights of kids to get an in-person education, and the right of people to earn a living — the right of people to maintain their businesses.”
“Florida chooses freedom over Fauci-ism,” he added.
Explaining what he means by putting Fauci’s name on merch, DeSantis said “If a kid gets locked out of school for a year, that kid got Fauci’d. “If someone is out of work for a year because of lockdowns, that worker got Fauci’d. If a family loses a business due to the lockdown, that family got Fauci’d. We’re not gonna allow that in the state of Florida.”
Last week, multiple members of the media were not happy with the sales push.
Team DeSantis tweeted “NEW TODAY: Our team just dropped EXCLUSIVE merchandise on our brand-new @WINRED storefront. Trust us… You don’t want to miss out on this. 👀 Shop the store and support your favorite freedom-loving Governor NOW!”
NEW TODAY: Our team just dropped EXCLUSIVE merchandise on our brand-new @WINRED storefront.
Trust us… You don’t want to miss out on this. 👀
— Team DeSantis (@teamrondesantis) July 12, 2021