Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made clean Wednesday when issuing a statewide stay-at-domestic order that he’s taking his cues from one man: President Donald Trump.
The Republican governor received his function years ago through tying himself closely to Trump. He took the identical method during the last month as he had resisted developing calls to order residents to restrict hobby out of doors their households, whilst photographs of spring breakers and crowded beaches in the nation sparked outrage.
DeSantis’ deference to Trump has earned him plaudits from the President, who called him a “fantastic governor” on Tuesday, arguing that DeSantis “knows exactly what he’s doing” to combat the coronavirus.
DeSantis’ reversal on Wednesday corresponds with a shift in tone from Trump, who after weeks of downplaying the impact the pandemic ought to have at the state is now explicitly caution that the approaching weeks can be lethal and dire. DeSantis mentioned the President’s “demeanor the last couple of days” to give an explanation for why he was taking this step.
“The President just the alternative day announced they are going to do a 30-day extension for the current guidelines, and even though the guidelines don’t name for any new moves past what turned into there previously … I think it is clean that that represents efficaciously a country wide pause,” DeSantis said. “We’re going to be in this for every other 30 days. That is just the truth we discover ourselves in.” DeSantis delivered that “given the ones occasions” he turned into “directing all Floridians to restriction movements and personal interactions outdoor the home to only the ones necessary to reap or offer important offerings or behavior important activities.”