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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis: ‘Leadership Is About Making Tough Decisions’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis found himself listening to President Dwight Eisenhower’s farewell speech when grappling with how the state should respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During an exclusive town hall with Newsmax and the hosts of Newsmax TV’s “Spicer & Co.” Sean Spicer and Lyndsay Keith, DeSantis told residents of The Villages, a large retirement community, that Eisenhower’s warning of science and government becoming more intertwined made him quickly realize that leaders “can’t just simply let policy be captive to whatever some credentialed expert says.”

Audience members praised DeSantis for the way he navigated the state through the pandemic by protecting seniors, children in schools, religious liberties, and the economy.