“Ron DeSantis is probably not the brightest bulb in the chandelier at the best of times,” the horror writer cracked during a discussion about the Donald Trump-adoring politician’s disastrous handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and red tide crisis in the state.
“So, not an evil genius?” asked host Stephen Colbert. “Not a mastermind?”
“No, I wouldn’t say so,” replied King. “You know, he’s got that deer-in-the-headlights look somehow.”
“Deer in the headlights hoping that’s two motorcycles that are going to go right by him,” said Colbert.
“That’s exactly right,” agreed King, who was promoting his latest book “Billy Summers.”
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King, a Maine native, now spends half the year in Sarasota County, Florida.
“I didn’t really want to go (to Florida), but once you get to be 65 and you don’t play tennis very well, it’s the law,” the novelist joked to Colbert.
Living in the Sunshine State has allowed King to observe DeSantis “fairly up-close,” he explained.
King has repeatedly used Twitter this month to call out DeSantis’ banning of mask mandates, even as Florida has become the epicenter of the highly transmissible delta variant.
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