Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is “aloof” and once allegedly ate pudding with “three fingers” according to a Daily Beast scoop that further illustrates the pathetic state of the once-proud journalistic profession in modern-day America.
With anticipation building that the Sunshine State Republican is getting close to announcing that he will be running for the White House in 2024, the Democrat slime machine is revving up for what will be a relentless onslaught on a man who many believe will be the GOP frontrunner, and the left-wing website will be the source of many smears and fake news reports to come.
In the hit piece that cites the usual anonymous sources in “several of his former staffers, and other GOP operatives who have worked with him and his team,” reporters Jake Lahut and Zachary Petrizzo write that the governor “struggles with basic social skills,” displays “an aversion to small talk” and “general pleasantries” that “make him difficult” during unplanned interactions, putting a negative spin on DeSantis’ no-nonsense approach.
But it was the “pudding incident” which conjures memories of the hysteria over former President Donald J. Trump once eating two scoops of ice cream that sets the Daily Beast’s reporting apart from other early anti-DeSantis propaganda.
Clearly seeking to implant a negative image in the minds of low-information voters by pandering to the lowest common denominator, the outlet dredges up unprovable “unflattering stories about his social skills—particularly, his propensity to devour food during meetings.”
“He would sit in meetings and eat in front of people,” a disgruntled former DeSantis staffer alleged, “always like a starving animal who has never eaten before… getting sh*t everywhere.”
According to the Beast, “Enshrined in DeSantis lore is an episode from four years ago: During a private plane trip from Tallahassee to Washington, D.C., in March of 2019, DeSantis enjoyed a chocolate pudding dessert—by eating it with three of his fingers, according to two sources familiar with the incident.”
One of the reporters sought to draw attention to the most sensational aspect of the screed by promoting it on Twitter.
The pudding incident, which former DeSantis staffers describe as a common instance of him not reading the room (in this case, a very intimate flight cabin): https://t.co/KEwA7F9Pgr pic.twitter.com/s29MjZB4Ml
— Jake Lahut (@JakeLahut) March 16, 2023
But the attention that Lahut sought only brought torrents of mockery to himself, his co-writer, and the Daily Beast itself, a website that plays as vital a role as one of the bottom-feeders from which scurrilous tales are first launched into the establishment media ecosphere.
That is some hard hitting journalism right there!
— Larry LaBate (@xmethuselahx) March 16, 2023
You guys seem super desperate
— Live Monitor (@amlivemon) March 16, 2023
Good Lord, and I thought the Obama “Tan Suit” and Trump “2 Scoops of Ice Cream” news stories were silly…we’re now at the point of stories about DeSantis eating food at meetings & allegedly finger-scooping pudding on a plane years ago
— Greg Hoyt (@GregHoytLET) March 16, 2023
How will he survive this scandal?
— Robert T. Ives (@Justalurke) March 16, 2023
Oh. My. God. He ate pudding with his fingers! Obviously unfit for any office.
— Following Trend (@FollowingTrend) March 16, 2023
You…you actually wrote this, and placed your name on it.
We now await the Florida legislature taking up impeachment hearing talks as a result of Lahut's massive expose'. This changes the campaign landscape. https://t.co/gOJLEFA6D7
— Brad Slager: Buying Acceptance Speeches on eBay (@MartiniShark) March 16, 2023
Imagine thinking you are actually reporting news with this thread.
The @thedailybeast is becoming as bad as the the rest of the tabloid media.
— Frank (@richardrahl1086) March 16, 2023
Ooo unnamed sources and former staffers. We’re doing that again?
— 5PointSlo (@5PointSlo) March 16, 2023
I heard he once ate four Enchirito Supremes in an elevator!!!! DM me.
— Rhonda Rhoades (@NewWaveIngenue) March 16, 2023
Let us know when the day comes when the Daily Beast hires actual journalists
— John (@Salute_Our_Vets) March 16, 2023
the walls are closing in
— Tipping Odds Podcast. Mitch (@TippingOddsLV) March 16, 2023
I can only imagine how proud your parents must be!
— random (@preterrandom) March 17, 2023
“A representative for DeSantis’ political team did not return a request for comment on it,” the outlet stated as if it expected to be treated as a legitimate news organization.
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