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Teachers Union President: DeSantis Campaign Merchandise Will Cause ‘Millions’ Of Deaths



Randi Weingarten

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten claimed on Wednesday that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s merchandise was going to result in the deaths of “millions of Floridians.”

DeSantis’s campaign released merchandise with the phrase “Don’t Fauci My Florida,” a reference to Dr. Anthony Fauci’s pattern of advocating for overly restrictive COVID-19 policies.

“Disgusting. Millions of Floridians are going to die for Ron DeSantis’ ignorance and he’s choosing to profit from it,” Weingarten claimed. “He doesn’t care about Floridians; he cares about furthering his own cruel agenda.”

With the population of Florida being around 20 million people, there would only be about 50,000 deaths if all Floridians were infected with COVID-19, according to the infection fatality rate estimated in a 2021 study from Stanford University. The alarmism from Weingarten that “millions” would die prompted backlash, as there is no evidence wearing a t-shirt, would cause anyone to die.

“Florida’s COVID death rate is lower than the national average, and unlike the Governor of New York, we don’t fudge the numbers. Meanwhile, Randi Weingarten ruined the education of millions of kids by keeping them out of school for more than a year based on a conspiracy theory,” one user wrote on Twitter.

“This tweet is functionally a max-out donation to DeSantis. Thank you, madam president,” another user wrote.


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  1. Ken Webster

    July 17, 2021 at 9:30 am

    As a retired teacher I am TOTALLY disgusted with Randi Weingarten and her despicable political comments trying to injure our great Governor. Stay out of Florida politics as you continue to ruin schools in New York Chicago and California

  2. Kenneth Wigington

    July 17, 2021 at 10:45 am

    I feel sorry for this woman.

  3. Slideglide

    July 17, 2021 at 10:47 am

    “Under Penalty of Death”

    The Marxist agenda has finally been exposed as the perverted cudgel it is and the result of non compliance is death.

    With the “Covid-demic”, and not adhering to central planning edicts, just feeling bad, or sickly, isn’t what will happen, you’ll just die a horrible death, and thousands will perish unnecessarily.

    Communism at it’s finest.

  4. Tornado Allie

    July 17, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    The Left is obviously terrified of De Santis. They can’t stop trying to cancel him. Their posturing is so awkwardly obvious. This woman shouldn’t be let within 50 feet of a school let alone make policy for teachers.

  5. Diana Wagner

    July 17, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    I wish Leo would run for a seat in the House.
    It would be great to see him straighten out the Congressional Black Congress or even better, dismantle it.
    When they will not accept a black republican in their ranks, it’s time for them to go.

  6. Dorothy Lee

    July 18, 2021 at 3:17 am

    Thank God my mother is no longer here. She was a retired teacher. I was a teacher too not children but adults. This is just so sad. Let people teach who want to teach. Health care we’re front line with the Chinese virus. Yes I said it. Chinese Virus. The only reason the teachers union is able to get away with their crap because they give money to the Democratic Party. So they get a pass. Congress doesn’t send their kids to public school They do not care about the Americans. I could go on and on. I am sure you have heard it all.

  7. '76

    July 21, 2021 at 5:24 am

    President of the teachers union? Breaking News: slogan kills millions, “words” cause virus to supercede all previous mortality rates. She is an oxy-moron and a regular one as well.

  8. Jorge

    July 21, 2021 at 10:25 am

    This woman is an educator? How she so eloquently exposes her ignorance. So the phrase taken in full context “Millions of Floridians will die” equate to at least 2 million + deaths (millions=plural). In a state of 20 million that is a minimum of 10% of the population succumbing to the CCP virus. Where does this idiot get her scientific data? Bizarro Fauci University?

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