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DeSantis Likens Schools Reopening to Raid on Bin Laden

DeSantis Likens Schools Reopening to Raid on Bin Laden
US President Donald Trump and Florida's governor Ron DeSantis hold a COVID-19 and storm preparedness roundtable in Belleair, Florida, July 31, 2020. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 14 August 2020 03:06 PM

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis compared the opening of schools during the pandemic to the daring raid that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden.

His comments came Wednesday during a speech regarding bringing children back to school, according to The Palm Beach Post.

“Martin County (Schools) Superintendent Laurie Gaylord told me she viewed re-opening her schools as a mission akin to a Navy SEAL operation,” DeSantis said. “Just as the SEALs surmounted obstacles to bring Osama bin Laden to justice, so too would the Martin County School system find a way to provide parents with a meaningful choice of in-person instruction or continued distance learning.

The Hill noted Florida has been the epicenter of coronavirus infections that overtook the Sun Belt states. DeSantis has insisted students try to return to in-person classes.

On Thursday, however, DeSantis attempted to clarify his remarks comparing schools opening to the Navy SEALs raid, according to the Post.

“It was more about inspiration and about figuring ways to get it done than anything about comparing the danger to that,” DeSantis said. “Obviously that’s a much different situation.”

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