Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is engaged in a rogue war against The View, according to The New York Post. The Republican politicians' deputy press secretary, Bryan Griffin, said the show offered him to join them as a guest on an upcoming episode. The governor rejected the proposal after being publicly criticized by The View co-hosts on several occasions.
Griffin posted a clip from a Monday episode of The View, in which guest co-host Ana Navarro chastises DeSantis for focusing on drag queens rather than the bigger issues the state is facing after the governor complained about a pub performing a drag show with children in the audience.
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Griffin shared a copy of his reply to the Views invitation, which read, in part: Are the hosts of the View really interested in hearing from Gov. DeSantis about all of his important work he is doing for Floridians to protect their health and livelihood, to stand up for parents and children, and to defend freedom?
Joy Behar describing the governor as a homicidal sociopath and Sunny Hostin as a fascist and a bigot, were among the co-hosts of The View who criticized him.
Griffin wrote in his reply, Which of the following statements from the hosts of the View would you recommend our team take into account when deciding whether or not the interview will be a genuine pursuit of truth?
DeSantis is a frequent target on The View for his conservative politics, but he would not be the first guest to join the program after being bashed by the co-hosts. In May, The View invited Kellyanne Conway, a former senior counsel to Donald Trump, onto the show, with predictable results.
Fans slammed the episode as a shit show and questioned why The Vieweven invited her.
ABC's The View airs weekdays at 11/10c.