The handling of COVID-19 policies in Florida has led to a fiery exchange of words among former President Donald Trump, Governor Ron DeSantis, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. While DeSantis champions an unrestricted strategy towards protecting both public health and promoting economic recovery, Cuomo differs with his demand for stringent measures to contain the virus’s spread risking the lives of both residents as well as visitors.
Trump backed DeSantis’ approach and admired his leadership concerning pandemic management. The debate accentuates how it is difficult to strike a balance between implementing strict public health protocols with persistence in continued economic growth. However, Trump has backtracked, and now DeSantis is confused as to why his whole family has moved to Florida.