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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gets memed for wearing one glove to coronavirus press conference

So many Michael Jackson jokes.


Posted on Apr 8, 2020   Updated on Apr 9, 2020, 1:24 pm CDT

Today, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis held a news conference to discuss updates on coronavirus. More than 15,000 have contracted the virus and hundreds have died in the state.


Unlike some politicians, DeSantis tried to set a decent example by wearing protective gear.

Unfortunately, that protective gear comprised a single rubber glove.

At one point, DeSantis touched his face with his bare hand. That’s a big no.

The internet soon descended upon the Republican governor with memes and jokes galore.

“Florida man performs clown show at coronavirus press conference,” said one.

“It’s for the nose-picking hand,” commented @mattderechin.

Many brought King of Pop references to the party.

“All he needs are some Swarovski crystals and a hot glue gun and he could complete his transformation into Michael Jackson,” joked @LadyJYYC.

No one seemed to notice that after the press conference, DeSantis handed a pen to a man in uniform with that same bare hand.

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That’s not how social distancing is done.


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*First Published: Apr 8, 2020, 2:44 pm CDT