Teachers Union President Randi Weingarten Wrecked Over Misspelled Tweet Attacking DeSantis
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) union, was leveled with criticism following a tweet filled with mistakes attacking Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Weingarten, responsible for an organization focused on teaching and education, had trouble with spelling, coherent thought, and of course, facts when she unleashed a tweet accusing DeSantis of “banning everything he dislikes.”
“DeSantis should be fixated on the cost of living issues in Fla – housing is unaffordable, home insurance even worse, but instead he is expanding (sic) gun access, defunding, public schools, & banning everything he dislikes – teachers, journalists & the vulnerable,” she rambled on.
As a blue check user, Weingarten easily could have proofread her tweet, then re-read it, then edited it once published. But she clearly did not.
“My teachers always called me out for not proofreading my spelling and grammar, and they were right in doing so,” responded former lieutenant governor of Florida, Carlos Lopez-Cantera. “Below is from the president of the national teacher’s union.”
DeSantis should be fixated on the cost of living issues in Fla- housing is unaffordable, home insurance even worse, but instead he is exanding gun access, defunding, public schools, & banning everything he dislikes-teachers, journalists & the vulnerable. https://t.co/XRIJwCm9J3
— Randi Weingarten ???????? (@rweingarten) March 5, 2023
Weingarten’s Criticism of DeSantis Backfires Big Time
Aside from the obvious grammatical issues, Weingarten came unarmed with facts when she decided to go after DeSantis.
DeSantis should focus on ‘cost of living issues’? From a cost index standpoint, Florida resides somewhere in the middle of the state rankings. According to World Population Review, 18 of the top 19 states with the highest cost of living are blue states that voted for President Biden.
The only exception is Alaska at the 6th highest slot. And they have a bit of a built-in excuse due to their remote location.
Perhaps if Weingarten had taken a Geography and/or Social Studies course, she would have known that Democrat states and cities suffer from higher costs of living almost as a hard and fast rule.
DeSantis has made Florida so terrible everybody’s moving there. https://t.co/A5LidToV0j
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) March 6, 2023
Not to mention, Florida is one of the top destinations for Americans seeking to flee onerous living conditions in blue states like New York and California. Maybe Weingarten should be fixated on that? Or, you know, fixing an education system she helped destroy during the pandemic?
Fox News contributor Leo Terrell blasted Weingarten as an “agent of the Democratic Party” following her comments.
“She’s a tool of the Democratic Party. She’s not focusing on education,” Terrell said. “She’s focusing on every issue that Ron DeSantis is basically implementing in a positive manner in Florida.”
“The teachers’ union is really controlling the Democratic Party,” he continued in response to Weingarten. “You saw how powerful they were during the coronavirus. They want to control the power base of the Democratic Party.”
“And the problem is this, Ron DeSantis is weakening the Democratic [Party] power and the union base in Florida. That is their biggest concern.”
— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) March 7, 2023
Weingarten’s Meltdown Continues Unabated
Randi Weingarten’s wild tweet comes just days after she unleashed a screeching monstrosity of a speech outside the Supreme Court, railing against opposition to President Biden’s illegal student loan forgiveness effort.
The speech left some wondering if Weingarten should be in charge of quality control at the M&M factory – she’d probably throw out all of the pieces with a “w” – let alone in charge of the teacher’s union.
I mean, just watch this nut job in action …
Was going to put together a clever ad to promote school choice but I see Randi Weingarten already did it for me ?pic.twitter.com/V15XaXwy8q
— Tommy Schultz (@Tommy_USA) March 1, 2023
That is not a sane person speaking.
During the height of the pandemic, Weingratne similarly belted out falsehoods, accusing DeSantis of trying to get “millions of Floridians” killed by criticizing Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Disgusting. Millions of Floridians are going to die for Ron DeSantis’ ignorance and he’s choosing to profit from it. He doesn’t care about Floridians; he cares about furthering his own cruel agenda. https://t.co/0HnxB3WlZ4
— Randi Weingarten ???????? (@rweingarten) July 14, 2021
Since that time DeSantis has looked like a genius while nearly everything Weingarten and Fauci were peddling at the time has proven to be false. Maybe she should be fixated on that reality.
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