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DeSantis takes comfort in the arms of Fox News

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    January 29, 2021 12:46 AM EST

    On one cable channel, Gov. Ron DeSantis was depicted Friday as a champion COVID-19 fighter, getting Florida’s vulnerable seniors vaccinated.To get more latest news on foxnews, you can visit shine news official website.
    The night before, on another cable channel — in what seemed like a different universe — he was depicted as incompetent in his handling of the pandemic and bungling vaccinations of the state’s older residents.
    The glowing reviews of DeSantis’ performance went to viewers of Fox News Channel, the favorite of Republicans, especially the MAGA wing of the Republican Party. Over on the most left-leaning cable channel, MSNBC, DeSantis had it all wrong on Thursday evening.Optically, Team DeSantis notched a political win Friday morning on Fox & Friends, the morning show that’s a platform for conservative commentary and spin. For most of the last four years, it was a favorite of former President Donald Trump, who frequently called in to espouse his views.
    DeSantis appeared from St. Petersburg, where he in effect hosted a portion of the program in which Henry Sayler, a 100-year-old World War II veteran, received a COVID-19 vaccination. The program’s three hosts beamed their approval.It was such a perfect made-for-TV moment that Aaron Rupar, a liberal journalist at the website Vox acknowledged it in a post on Twitter: “You do not, under any circumstances, gotta hand it to Ron DeSantis, but this is pretty cool.”
    The segment was long, by TV standards, almost eight minutes. DeSantis was evidently pleased; it was posted later on his YouTube channel.
    DeSantis also took advantage of the platform to express outrage over reports that some National Guard troops called to ensure security in Washington, D.C., for the presidential inaugural (in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 riot by Trump supporters) were told they had to sleep on the floor of a parking garage.
    Democrats and Republicans were also outraged, and the issue apparently was resolved Thursday night. DeSantis added his concern, explaining that “They’re soldiers. They’re not Nancy Pelosi’s servants.” There is no evidence that Pelosi, the House speaker, was in any way responsible for directing where the Guard members were told to sleep.On COVID-19, DeSantis depicted himself as a champion of the state’s older residents. “We’re putting our Florida seniors first.”
    He then got a boost from Fox & Friends co-host Pete Hegseth: “Governor, you mentioned the amount of people vaccinated in state of Florida and it is leading the nation and in fact the percentage of the vaccine administered to seniors in Florida nearly 65% — 500,000 individuals in the state at least have received the vaccine. What are you doing differently that’s allowing you to vaccinate so many more of the vulnerable population?”