DeSantis signs shortcake bill at Florida Strawberry Festival

Governor Ron DeSantis' appearance at the Florida Strawberry Festival Monday had a confusing start for news organizations that the governor's office invited to attend.

Governor Ron DeSantis' office announced he would begin a public press conference at 3:45 p.m. however, after allowing news photographers and journalists into the room to set up before the event, they were asked to leave and told they would be allowed to return to the room when the governor arrived. No further guidance was given at the time.

Shortly after news crews left the room, the governor and Attorney General Ashley Moody entered and began speaking, but within a few minutes, FOX 13's live-streaming camera was moved and then turned off.

After allowing news organizations back into the room, the governor signed a bill naming strawberry shortcake as the state's official dessert into law.

Earlier Monday, the governor and his new surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo, held a roundtable discussion in South Florida where Ladapo said the Florida Department of Health will soon recommend that healthy children should not get the coronavirus vaccine, contradicting CDC guidelines.

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