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As Hurricane Ian rages past Cuba in the direction of Florida, leftist newspaper Politico is taking heat over its recent comments about Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL). The organization tweeted that DeSantis “still hasn’t faced one of the toughest challenges a Florida leader can encounter: a hurricane,” but that is fake news.

Fox News reports:


DeSantis took office in Jan. 2019 and Hurricane Sally struck the Florida panhandle in Sept. 2020, hitting the city of Pensacola particularly hard.

Politico tweeted a link to an article titled “DeSantis faces the true test of any Florida governor,” with the accompanying text, “Gov. Ron DeSantis spent his first term becoming one of the most influential Republicans in the country. But he still hasn’t faced one of the toughest challenges a Florida leader can encounter: a hurricane.”



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