‘This is ridiculous’: DeSantis scolds students for wearing face masks during USF visit

The Florida governor was at the University of South Florida to announce funding for cybersecurity education.

Gov. Ron DeSantis made his frustration with face masks known when he visited Tampa for a press conference Wednesday morning.

DeSantis was at the University of South Florida to announce funding for cybersecurity education. Before taking the podium to address the audience, the governor scolded a group of students behind him who were wearing face masks.

“You do not have to wear those masks,” Gov. DeSantis said. “I mean, please take them off. Honestly, it’s not doing anything and we’ve gotta stop with this COVID theater. So if you want to wear it, fine, but this is ridiculous.”

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