August 2, 2022 Updated 10:39 A.M. ET
TALLAHASSEE (FLV) – Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office declined a request to appear on ABC’s The View. His office questioned whether the hosts truly want to hear from the governor after previously calling him a “sociopath” and “bigot.”
“But are the hosts of the View really interested in hearing from Governor DeSantis about all of the important work he is doing on behalf of Floridians to protect their health and livelihoods, to stand up for parents and children, and to defend freedom?” Deputy Press Secretary Bryan Griffin said in an email to The View.
“Which of the below statements from the hosts of the View do you recommend our team consider when deciding if the interview will be a genuine pursuit of the truth? Or worth the time?”
Griffin cited comments from The View regarding DeSantis:
– Sunny Hostin: “Death-Santis… I think he’s a fascist and a bigot.”
– Ana Navarro: “It’s anti-black, it’s anti-gay, it’s anti-LGBTQ+ community. and for some reason, the Republican base responds to it.” And “It’s anti-American. It’s what happens in Venezuela. It’s what happens in Nicaragua.”
– Joy Behar: “You’re just short of calling [Governor DeSantis] a negligent, homicidal sociopath, because that’s what he is.”
The governor has previously fired back at The View for claiming that the DeSantis campaign automatically signs donors for autopay without their consent.
“I got accused by some of these people on one of these shows about, oh, you know, he’s raising all this money, people want to donate to him,” DeSantis said. “And they tried to say that like we had auto donate where it keeps going every month.”
“We do not do that.”
Alyssa Farah on The View claimed it is a “grift.”
“For folks who aren’t familiar, what a lot of these apps and websites do is you click to give once and it actually signs you up to recurringly give. It is so unfair. It is a grift,” said Alyssa Farah on The View.
On the DeSantis campaign’s website, visitors can check the box to sign up for a recurring donation.
“You donate, fine. You can click a button to make it auto. We do not do that auto because we don’t want people to have these charges if that’s not something they didn’t agree with,” DeSantis said.
“So they tried to act like I was doing that. So they were lying about that.”
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