Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis, continuing his months-long, fear-based attack on the LGBTQ community, appears to be claiming that elementary school teachers are “instructed” to tell children they they might be transgender, and insisting if anyone dares to disagree with him, they are “lying.” His claim, which appears in a clip posted by The Recount, is drawing massive outrage on social media. “This will be for elementary school kids, where they’re instructed to tell them, ‘You may have been born a boy, that may have been what you said, but maybe you’re really a girl.’ That’s wrong.

That has no place in school – so that is happening in our country. Anyone that tells you it’s not happening is lying to you,” DeSantis, talking very fast, says in the video. READ MORE: ‘Political Propaganda’: Top LGBTQ Org Blasts DeSantis’ Latest ‘Demonizing’ Attack on Transgender Children “So I think what we did in Florida was very important, we laid down a marker to make sure that that’s not something that gained a foothold here, in the state of Florida, and our kids are able to be kids.” DeSantis’ claim that “that is happening in our country” has drawn demands he “prove” his claims.

The nation wide focus of his claim lines up with DeSantis’ expected run for President. Emmy Award winning producer and author Melissa Jo Peltier tweeted: “By f-ing who, DeSantis?