Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida was interviewed by Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, who grilled him on why he is so far behind Donald Trump in the polls for the Republican presidential nomination.
During an interview with DeSantis on her program on Tuesday night, Ingraham mentioned a recent CBS poll from New Hampshire that showed DeSantis to be in second place, although well behind Trump.
She asked DeSantis, currently at 13%, and given Trump’s massive polling advantage, how he can overcome being number 1 from a distant spot at number 2.
DeSantis brought out his usual tagline, saying now is the time for choosing, and we won’t get a do-over for the 2024 election, and it cannot be redone. The Democrats have had a winning strategy against the GOP for the last three electoral cycles, and we will lose in ’24 if we stick to the same plan.
DeSantis alluded to Trump’s control over the party when he highlighted the failure of the so-called “red wave” to return Republicans to power in the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterm elections.
However, no matter what DeSantis feels, Donald Trump is still the overwhelming favorite to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
Meanwhile, Fox has announced that in November, Trump ally Sean Hannity would moderate an audience-free live debate between DeSantis and Democrat California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Another Fox News host questioned Newsom on his thoughts on Ron DeSantis and the upcoming discussion between the governors of Florida and California.
Newsom said that the upcoming discussion between them proves DeSantis now wishes he hadn’t run for president. He messed up by believing his advisors and fell for his own publicity. He made the mistake of buying into all this, and now he’s stuck with the consequences.
A report shows that DeSantis, in an apparent last-ditch effort to win over liberal voters, recently went on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher to support President Joe Biden. The topic of “election deniers” like Kari Lake in the 2020 election was brought up with relish by Mr. Maher, and DeSantis was eager to march in step with him, claiming there was no election fraud.