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Actress Compares Ron DeSantis to KKK ‘Grand Wizard’ During Tony Award Speech

Actress Denée Benton directly compared FL Governor and 2024 presidential candidate Ron

DeSantis to the “Grand Wizard” of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in a speech delivered Sunday night at the 2023 Tony Awards show. Benton made reference to “the current Grand Wizard — I’m sorry, excuse me — governor of my home state of Florida” at the Tony Awards, an annual ceremony for Broadway plays and musicals. Her equation of the conservative governor to the national leader of the KKK received applause from the New York City audience.

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