DeSantis was unaware that staff denied an invitation on “The View” and has no interest in “biased corporate media.”

NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL Gov. Ron DeSantis said he wasn’t interested in working with “political corporate media,” although he didn’t know until after the fact that his team had denied an invitation for him to appear on “The View.”

Bryan Griffin, a DeSantis assistant, recently posted a copy of an email he wrote to “The View” declining to interview the Florida governor. Griffin questioned if the hosts were actually eager to learn about his goals.

DeSantis said Fox Press, “I didn’t realize that had been rejected until I saw it in the news, because I think my staff knows better than to even bring that to me. I don’t need to interact with some of the corporate media’s political coverage.

Griffin highlighted the criticism and epithets Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Ana Navarro directed against DeSantis in his reaction to ABC’s “The View.” Which of those should his team take into account when determining whether or not the governor’s time would be well spent making an appearance?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said his staff knew not to bring him an invitation to abear on "The View." Photographer: Tristan Wheelock/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said his staff knew not to bring him an invitation to abear on “The View.” Photographer: Tristan Wheelock/Bloomberg via Getty Images (Tristan Wheelock/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

“Theyre free to say what they want. It doesnt bother me,” DeSantis told Fox News. “But I dont want to give any of that oxygen.”

“So were just going to keep our nose to the ground,” the Florida Republican continued. “While theyre doing whatever theyre doing, I was here working on this issue with the Soros prosecutor and also working on many, many other issues where were delivering results for the people of Florida.”

DeSantis spoke with Fox News after announcing that he suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren for pledging not to charge abortion patients or their doctors. Warren made the vow in late June, days before a Florida law banning abortions after 15 weeks was set to take effect.

Florida State Attorney Andrew Warren was suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Ron DeSantis, the governor, has suspended Florida State Attorney Andrew Warren. (AP Photo/Monica Herndon for The Tampa Bay Times)

Though Warren said in 2020 he wasn’t certain that the billionaire supported his campaign, George Soros has financed various progressive prosecutors across the nation. The Florida Democratic Party received $1.3 million from Soros, which it then transferred to $50,000 to Warren’s campaign .

Griffin inquired in his email as to which of the hosts’ prior comments about an interview with DeSantis suggested that it would “be a true search of the truth.”

“Youre barely short of labeling Governor DeSantis a negligent, homicidal sociopath, because thats what he is,” the message from Behar in August 2021 said. Behar added that the Republican party had a “foundation of racial supremacists.”

Griffin also mentioned Hostins’ comment from June 22: “Death-Santis He is a fascist and bigot in my opinion.” Additionally, he highlighted Hostin and Navarro remarks in which they claimed that the Florida governor’s policies were anti-Black and hostile to the LGBTQ community.

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