Florida’s Department of Health is reporting an uptick in the number of COVID-19 fatalities. The daily death reports had been trending down over the past week, but the state reported 202 more fatalities.
Also, on today’s Sunrise:
— Gov. Ron DeSantis was in Broward Wednesday, one of the counties hardest hit by the virus. But he never mentioned COVID-19. DeSantis was there to try to whip up support for his Supreme Court nominee who doesn’t meet the technical requirements to hold the job.
— Sunrise takes a deep dive into the legal and public relations battle between the Governor and Rep. Geraldine Thompson.
— More backlash for the President in the aftermath of a scathing report in The Atlantic that says he referred to soldiers who died in action as “losers and suckers.” Some Florida veterans say Donald Trump is unfit to be commander in chief because he doesn’t understand the concepts of empathy or sacrifice.
— A new book from Bob Woodward could solve one of the mysteries of the 2016 election: which Florida counties Russians hacked. We already knew about Washington County; Woodward says the other was Saint Lucie.
— And checking-in with a nearly naked Florida Man accused of stealing from a neighbor’s mailbox.