host of Fox News Laura Ingraham wasted little time in questioning the Republican presidential candidate and Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis about his poor showing in the polls in Tuesday’s edition of The Ingraham Angle.
Once seen as a potential rival of the former President Donald TrumpDeSantis has struggled along with the rest of the non-Trump field in state and national polls.
“Now, Governor, the latest CBS poll out of New Hampshire shows you’re in second, even a distant second behind Trump,” Ingraham said, before noting the ridiculously large gap between them. You’re at 13%, he’s at 50%… You’ve got a lot more [than] like 21%, I think, in Iowa. How do you go from number two to number one because of Trump’s huge lead in the polls?”
DeSantis responded by referring to the past three elections, in which Republicans lost the House in 2018, the White House and Senate in 2020, and retook the House in 2022 in what was widely considered a poor performance. – while Trump is the leader of the GOP.
“Well, Laura, it’s our time to make a choice,” DeSantis said. “We will not take a mulligan in the 2024 election. We’ve had three straight election cycles where the Democrats have a playbook to beat the Republicans. And if we repeat the same playbook in ’24, we’re going to lose.”
The governor touted his record in Florida and refused to go after Trump directly.
After Ingraham asked for details on how DeSantis would attack Trump on the debate stage, the governor accused Trump of allowing Dr. Anthony Fauci who made key policy decisions during the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Trump has been highly critical of DeSantis, whom he endorsed for governor in 2018. The former president said the governor’s challenge to him was an act of dishonesty.
Trump declined to participate in the first Republican primary debate, which was hosted by Fox News in August. He also skipped Wednesday’s debate on Fox Business Network. GOP voters don’t seem to mind the former president’s debate, count poll after poll showing him that he is in no danger of losing the party’s presidential nomination.
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