Nikki Fried recently appeared on CNN and blamed President Donald Trump and Governor Ron DeSantis for COVID-19 related deaths in Florida.
Fried, in a Twitter post attached to the interview, wrote that Florida had more people die than Germany during the COVID pandemic and that there would be “an electoral reckoning on November 3.”
The full tweet read:
Florida has had more people die from #COVID19 than the entire country of Germany. It did not have to be this bad. Failed policies and inaction from @realDonaldtrump and @GovRonDeSantis are to blame and there will be an electoral reckoning on November 3.
During the interview -which is provided below, Fried stated that “Ron DeSantis has not done a single thing here in our state without the absolute permission from Donald Trump. So both of them are completely responsible and their lack of leadership of why our numbers are so high….”
As of August 22, the Florida Department of Health reported 10,282 deaths related to COVID. According to worldometers.info, Florida’s COVID death rate based on population ranks 17th among the fifty states. Florida has the third largest population in the US.