President Donald Trump has been roundly criticized for his routine dismissal of the threat posed by the pandemic that's killed nearly 150 thousand Americans.
Graphics matching dismissive comments made by Trump as new cases and deaths from the virus rose have quickly gone viral, and now similar graphics are targeting the Republican governors who heeded Trump's calls to reopen, against the advice of health experts.
A new chart detailing the Governor's comments over the rates of new cases is quickly making rounds on the internet.
DeSantis gets his own quote chart. (via @TBPInvictus) https://t.co/lK6VihpfPv— Carl Quintanilla (@Carl Quintanilla)1595848125.0
The graphic cites numerous comments made by DeSantis, including his assertion that if Wal-Marts and Home Depots were open, schools should be too.
Last month, DeSantis blamed "overwhelmingly Hispanic" agricultural workers for spikes in cases, saying:
"Some of these guys go to work in a school bus, and they are all just packed there like sardines, going across Palm Beach County or some of these other places, and there's all these opportunities to have transmission."
Cases around the time of the Governor's comments spiked dramatically outside of rural areas in Florida, in cities like Orlando, Tampa, and Miami.
People felt the graphic highlighted the failures of DeSantis's leadership through the pandemic.
@carlquintanilla @TBPInvictus I like my stock charts to look like this...not my COVID cases chart! Looking for a te… https://t.co/ASDbzeq6EW— John Fletch (@John Fletch)1595849587.0
@carlquintanilla @TheRickWilson @TBPInvictus Florida’s lack of resolute action has cost thousands of lives. People… https://t.co/qy9akyPoND— Florida Bipartisans (@Florida Bipartisans)1595851806.0
@carlquintanilla @gtconway3d @TBPInvictus Perfect. It’s so well deserved. Really illustrates his leadership skills— Ron & Deb (@Ron & Deb)1595854110.0
@carlquintanilla @gtconway3d @TBPInvictus Utterly horrifying— Lisa (@Lisa)1595859079.0
@carlquintanilla @TBPInvictus Proof that some people (I'm talking to you elected officials) should learn to speak less and listen more!— Matt Eastwood (@Matt Eastwood)1595861853.0
@carlquintanilla @gtconway3d @TBPInvictus As a Floridian, I’m appalled by #RonDeVirus. I’ve tested twice (both nega… https://t.co/ffs6dDtEwd— 🐶🌊HaviGreatDay🌊🎶 (@🐶🌊HaviGreatDay🌊🎶)1595860789.0
They couldn't help but compare his leadership to Trump's.
@carlquintanilla @TBPInvictus Trump suddenly starts wearing a mask and leaves his waterboys, Desantis and Kemp, sta… https://t.co/PQElMC0soh— el Dubya (@el Dubya)1595848915.0
@carlquintanilla @TheRickWilson @TBPInvictus trumps administration is literally ‘the blind leading the blind’— 😎Jan (@😎Jan)1595850340.0
@carlquintanilla @TheRickWilson @TBPInvictus Very Trumpian— Deanna Jacobson (@Deanna Jacobson)1595853359.0
With nearly six thousand virus deaths, some have been referring Governor DeSantis with the nickname "Governor Deathsantis."