Episode 215

Grim record

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July 24th, 2020

19 mins 9 secs

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Florida sets another grim record for the greatest number of COVID-19 deaths reported in a single day. When asked about the 173 new fatalities, Gov. Ron DeSantis responded by challenging the phrasing of the question.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— While DeSantis had a point, he didn’t answer the question about all those newly reported fatalities. And despite that record, the Governor keeps talking about turning the corner.

— It’s official: The RNC won’t be coming to Jacksonville after all. In a surprise announcement, Donald Trump told reporters he’s canceling because of what he called a “flare-up” of the virus.

— The COVID-19 crisis is driving the Governor’s favorability numbers down. A new poll from Quinnipiac university says his approval rating is down more than ten points and 52% of Floridians say he’s not doing a good job. The numbers flipped in just 2 months.

— And what won’t help is a new ad attacking DeSantis for his response to COVID-19.

— A deep dive into Tagus and Green Iguanas. The state wildlife commission is targeting the invasive lizards — much to the dismay of reptile breeders.

— The latest with Florida Man, who thought he found gold at the bottom of a urine specimen.