President Joe Biden certainly has a whole lot on his plate at the moment, picking up the reins at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue during a very unique time in American history.
Biden inherited the same pandemic as the rest of the world had been dealing with for nearly a year, which has simply consumed all aspects of human life here on this planet. Nothing happens anywhere in the world these days without first considering the viral ramifications of the decision.
For Biden, the biggest task left in this whole thing was getting enough vaccines distributed to reach herd immunity and get our nation back up and running. For the most part, it appears as though this is going swimmingly, and Biden has even declared that every adult American will be eligible for a vaccine come April 19th – two weeks head of a previous deadline set by the administration.
But the administration is also catching the ire of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, after the White House Press Secretary engaged in what the Sunshine State leader has described as an “intentionally false narrative”.
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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki voiced “concerns” about Florida’s vaccination rates on Monday in response to a report aired on 60 Minutes Sunday.
“One of the concerns we’ve had as we’ve watched the data is that 17 percent of Florida’s population is African American, but less than seven percent of vaccinations have gone to African Americans in the state,” she said during the White House press briefing.
DeSantis wasn’t going to take this lying down.
“This is part of an intentionally false narrative being pushed by the partisan media and the Biden Administration should get the facts before repeating talking points from the 60 Minutes debacle,” wrote DeSantis spokeswoman Meredith Beatrice in a statement to Breitbart News.
Beatrice noted DeSantis prioritized seniors for the vaccine, “without regard to income level or zip code.”
Florida-centric controversies have bookended the pandemic, with spring breakers in 2020 simply refusing to believe that any danger truly existed, and spring breakers in 2021 brawling with law enforcement attempting to enforce a curfew.
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