Ron DeSantis Offers Up Weird Denial Of An Even Weirder Accusation
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, weighing a run for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, issued a strange denial of an even stranger story.
The Daily Beast reported last week that the GOP governor eats “like a starving animal,” and detailed an incident four years ago in which he ate pudding with three fingers.
“It was a very serious allegation,” Piers Morgan said sarcastically during an interview with DeSantis. “But I have to put it to you, Governor: Have you ever eaten a chocolate pudding with three fingers?”
DeSantis denied it — sort of.
“I don’t remember ever doing that, I’m telling you” DeSantis replied. “Maybe when I was a kid.”
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— Piers Morgan Uncensored (@PiersUncensored) March 23, 2023
“It’s interesting, there’s a lot of people, when they go at you, sometimes they have really good ammunition, like you’re a crook, you did this, you did that,” DeSantis said. “For me, they’re talking about pudding. Really? Is that the best you got? Bring it on!”
Despite DeSantis’ claim, pudding is hardly the biggest allegation against him.
As governor of Florida, he’s led relentless attacks on the LGBTQ community, launched a right-wing takeover of schools, misled migrants in a political stunt, and fueled an endless series of petty feuds and grudges with his “woke” culture claims.