Latest Mostly True Fact-checks on Ron DeSantis Ron DeSantis stated on May 25, 2023 in a radio interview: Donald Trump "wanted to amnesty 2 million illegal aliens in 2018 when he was president." Ron DeSantis stated on May 5, 2023 in an interview with Newsmax: “Donald Trump himself wrote a book where he was talking about the need to increase the age of eligibility for Social Security to 70.” Ron DeSantis stated on April 13, 2023 in a speech: Florida has “the second lowest tax burden per capita in the United States.” Ron DeSantis stated on September 13, 2021 in remarks at an event in Gainesville, Fla.: People who “have recovered (from COVID-19) have very strong immunity.” Ron DeSantis stated on March 13, 2021 in in an interview on Fox News: "When I became governor, we banned sanctuary cities and we also did E-Verify." Ron DeSantis stated on August 10, 2020 in during a televised roundtable discussion on education: “The fact is that in terms of the risk to schoolkids, this is lower risk than seasonal influenza.” Ron DeSantis stated on October 24, 2018 in a debate at Broward College: Says Andrew Gillum was "singing a different tune" about charter schools at the Florida debate. Ron DeSantis stated on September 23, 2018 in CBS4 interview: Says Andrew Gillum has presided over "the highest crime in Florida four years running." Ron DeSantis stated on June 28, 2018 in a Fox News debate: Says Adam Putnam "endorsed the Schumer-Obama Gang of Eight immigration amnesty." Ron DeSantis stated on March 23, 2016 in a House Oversight Committee National Security Subcommittee hearing: "Recent reports state that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has apprehended several members of known Islamist terrorist organizations crossing the southern border in recent years."