Tuesday on Twitter, actor/activist/anger management failure Alec Baldwin slammed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) as “the new Jim Jones,” referring to the cult leader who led the massacre at Jonestown over 40 years ago, in which more than 900 Americans committed suicide.
“DeSantis is the new Jim Jones…” Baldwin declared hyperbolically, without offering any further explanation, although he was likely commenting on DeSantis’ opposition to COVID mask mandates.
Last year, Baldwin insinuated that those who protest masks due to concerns about “freedom” are “willing to die for Trump.”
DeSantis has rightfully decried mask mandates as an infringement on personal liberty. “They should not be mandated. No government entity should force you to do that. That is your choice. If that’s something you believe provides you protection, no one is going to say anything to you. But that should not, absolutely not be mandated.”