January 10, 2022

Everyone's roasting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over his insanely dumb 'think about it' tweet

Last Friday, while speaking at a press conference, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis opened his word hole and wondered out loud if people were ever screened for an illness prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Now think about it," said DeSantis. "Before COVID did anyone go out and seek testing to determine if they were sick? It's usually you feel like you're sick and you get tested to determine what you maybe have come down with."

A clip of the governor's profoundly bad take was then tweeted out by his spokesperson Christina Pushaw, who unknowingly launched the DeSantis Administration's most ratio'd tweet.

Well, if you're wondering if anyone has ever been gotten tested for an illness before the pandemic, the answer is mostly certainly yes. As many Twitter users pointed out, the governor's wife, Casey DeSantis, has advocated for preventative cancer testing and has publicly spoken about her own breast-cancer diagnosis.

It's also worth noting that every single public-health expert has stated  that regular COVID-19 testing helps stem the spread of COVID-19, especially from asymptomatic carriers.

Meanwhile, as cases and hospitalizations spike, it was confirmed last week that the DeSantis administration allowed between 800,000-1 million COVID-19 tests to expire in a warehouse.

Here are a few of the better tweets in response to the governor's shittiest take: 
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Everyone's roasting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over his insanely dumb 'think about it' tweet
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Everyone's roasting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over his insanely dumb 'think about it' tweet
Screengrab via Twitter

Everyone's roasting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over his insanely dumb 'think about it' tweet
Screengrab via Twitter

Everyone's roasting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over his insanely dumb 'think about it' tweet
Screengrab via Twitter

Everyone's roasting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over his insanely dumb 'think about it' tweet
Screengrab via Twitter

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