Governor DeSantis had no idea that his office had turned down the invitation from The View.
I turns out that he learned about it when it hit the news.
Here’s more via Fox News:
Gov. Ron DeSantis was unaware his team declined an invitation for him to appear on “The View” until after the fact, but said he wasn’t interested in being involved with “partisan corporate media,” the Florida Republican told Fox News on Thursday.
A DeSantis aide, Bryan Griffin, recently tweeted an email he sent to “The View” rejecting a request for an interview with the Florida governor. Griffin questioned whether the hosts were genuinely interested in hearing about his objectives.
“I didn’t know that that had been declined until I saw it in the news, because I think my staff knows better than to even bring that to me,” DeSantis told Fox News. “I don’t need to be involved with some of the partisan corporate media.”
Griffin, in his response to ABC’s “The View,” listed criticism and insults hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro said about DeSantis. He asked which of those his team should consider while deciding if an appearance would be worth the governor’s time.
“They’re free to say what they want. It doesn’t bother me,” DeSantis told Fox News. “But I don’t want to give any of that oxygen.”
“So we’re just going to keep our nose to the ground,” the Florida Republican continued. “While they’re doing whatever they’re doing, I was here working on this issue with the Soros prosecutor and also working on many, many other issues where we’re delivering results for the people of Florida.”
I love the fact that his office didn’t even bother sending it to DeSantis before they turned it down, knowing full well he wouldn’t want to have anything to do with it.
He’s got them trained well, which says a lot about how he runs his office.