Friday, June 26, 2020
In late April, as new coronavirus cases in Florida were steadily decreasing, Gov. Ron DeSantis began crowing how his state had tamed the pandemic. He credited his decision to impose a state-specific quarantine on New York, then the epicenter of the nation's outbreak. The move earned him praise in the White House and the ire of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York. Months later, Cuomo has clearly not forgotten. "You played politics with this virus and you lost," Cuomo said on Thursday when asked in an interview about DeSantis's earlier boasts.
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