“Someone said, ‘hey, you were at the Super Bowl without a mask’ … but how the hell am I going to be able to drink a beer with a mask on? Come on. I had to watch the Bucs win.”
And yet, DeSantis not only didn’t wear a mask — at least for some of the game — but also celebrated his move by somehow suggesting you can’t drink a beer and wear a mask. Fun fact: You can! Take mask down. Sip beer. Put mask back on. Repeat.
This isn’t the first time that DeSantis has gone against the science to, uh, prove a point or something?
DeSantis’ mask skepticism — and his proud embrace of not wearing a mask at the Super Bowl — appears to be entirely rooted in his strict adherence to doing whatever former President Donald Trump, who is not a doctor, says when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic.
So, the governor of Florida made his call on issuing a stay-at-home order based on his reading of Trump’s “demeanor?” This is all fine!
DeSantis’ actions have kept him in the good graces of Trump, which means he will almost certainly have an unfettered path to the Republican nomination for governor next year. But will his cavalier attitude about masks come back to bite him among general election voters? We’re going to find out.