Gov. DeSantis Exposes Reporter for ‘Pushing False Narratives’ About FL House Bill 1557: Parental Rights in Education

[Image: FL Gov. Ron DeSantis -- WFLA Twitter video screenshot. Evan Donovan- reporter for WFLA -- Twitter video screenshot. The Freedom Times compilation].

Evan Donovan, a political anchor and reporter for Tampa Bay’s WFLA News, posted a video of himself getting owned by Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday in regards to Florida House Bill 1557: Parental Rights in Education.

“Can I ask you about the Parental Rights in Education for critics who call ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill is on the Senate floor?” Donovan began to ask DeSantis, which prompted the Florida Governor to correct the reporter.

“Does it say that in the bill?” Governor DeSantis immediately asked Donovan.

“I’m asking you tell me what’s in the bill, because you are pushing false narratives. It doesn’t matter what critics say,” the Florida governor said.

Donovan responded, saying that the bill “bans classroom instruction on sexual identity and gender orientation”.

“For who?” DeSantis questioned, before setting the record straight. “For grades Pre-K through 3. Five-year-olds, 6-year-olds, 7-year-olds. And the idea that you wouldn’t be honest about that and tell people what it actually says, is why people don’t trust people like you, because you peddle false narratives”. Video Below

“And so, we disabuse you of those narratives. And we’re gonna make sure parents are able to send their kid to Kindergarten without having some of this stuff injected into their school curriculum,” DeSantis added.

Evan Donovan posted the exchange between him and Governor DeSantis:

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Evan Donovan reported over the bill last week, appearing to leave out key information regarding the bill’s full context:

Meanwhile, Governor DeSantis’ spokesperson Christina Pushaw commented on Monday’s exchange between the Florida governor and Donovan, writing, “This is an awesome clip Evan, one of the best moments of the press conference today”.

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Other users on Twitter also weighed in, appearing to mock Evan Donovan:

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