DeSantis Rips AP for Promoting ‘False Narrative’

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) ripped the Associated Press and rejected a request by the outlet to condemn his press secretary for “harassing” an AP journalist.

AP CEO Daisy Veerasingham wrote DeSantis last week accusing his press secretary, Christina Pushaw, of “harassing behavior” and requesting that the governor step in. DeSantis responded to Veerasingham Monday, refusing her request and blasting her outlet for spreading a “baseless conspiracy theory” about a COVID-19 treatment in an effort to hurt DeSantis politically.

“The story is a baseless conspiracy theory,” DeSantis wrote, referring an August 18 AP article titled, “DeSantis top donor invests in COVID drug governor promotes.”

“While the public’s trust in corporate outlets like the AP is at historic lows, there is no doubt that some will decline to seek life-saving treatment as a result of the AP’s inflammatory headline,” he added.

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