Palm Beach Mayor Dave Kerner, a Democrat, backed Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) following the deceptively edited 60 Minutes segment accusing the Republican governor of malfeasance in regards to the state partnering with Publix to administer vaccines across the state, deeming the report “intentionally false” and accusing the media of being “hellbent on dividing us for cheap views and clicks.”
Kerner said the 60 Minutes segment on Palm Beach County compelled him to issue a statement, as the reporting was “not just based on bad information” but “intentionally false.” The Democrat mayor said he knows this to be true firsthand, as he offered to provide insight into Palm Beach County’s vaccination efforts. However, the show reportedly declined the offer.
“They know that the Governor came to Palm Beach County and met with me and the County Administrator and we asked to expand the state’s partnership with Publix to Palm