Former DeSantis spokesperson blames world hunger on Trump's surgeon general

Former DeSantis spokesperson blames world hunger on Trump's surgeon general
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis former press secretary, Christina Pushaw, Image via Screengrab

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis' (R) former spokesperson, Christina Pushaw, recently suggested COVID-19 "lockdowns" caused "starvation in poor countries," and blamed former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams.

Adams served under DeSantis' political foe former President Donald Trump.

Pushaw shared her criticism of Adams after he tweeted, "No one should go hungry in America. We regularly throw away more food than it would take to feed everyone who can't eat. Why can't / won't billionaire geniuses like @elonmusk take on a logistical / innovation problem like this, instead of, well- you fill in the blank…"

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The Purdue Health Equity Director continued, "And FTR, I'm not hating on @elonmusk here. But he is one the richest, smartest, and most visible people in the world. So why not take on a solvable societal problem like starving kids (we have the resources!) vs blue check marks?"

In response to his question, Pushaw retweeted Adams' tweet, writing, "Lockdowns, which you advocated for as Surgeon General, caused starvation in poor countries around the world while doing nothing to stop Covid. Countless lives ruined by hubris and media-imposed groupthink."

The United Nations Global Compact noted in 2021 that Covid "could make the situation even worse, as the breakdown of supply chains has left the World Food Programme and other United Nations agencies struggling." And while there have indeed been famine-related deaths connected with pandemic lockdowns, they did not occur in the United States.

According to Feeding America, the largest charity working against hunger in the United States, hunger is the result of poverty, lack of affordable housing, lack of access to affordable housing, and systemic racism. Oxfam also explained that "cutting new military spending by less than 20% would end global hunger."

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