Watch: DeSantis'Is Much Worse Than Trump', CNN Has Full Meltdown Over Future
While we're all patiently waiting to hear the final results from the 2022 midterm elections, the neurotic lot at CNN are already having a meltdown over a potential 2024 Ron DeSantis presidency.
Demoted Don Lemon was celebrating the 'end' of Trump's popularity following reports of a rising GOP pick, Florida Gov Ron DeSantis. A joke of a topic if you ask me, but whatever makes little Lemon happy I guess.
CNN contributor Abdul El-Sayed quickly burst Lemon's bubble, "I also think that, for the country, that Donald Trump will continue to be a hanging question over the head of the Republican Party, and therefore, our politics, until he is soundly, clearly, 100%-beaten by 10, 20 points. And I think if he does run, and he is the nominee, that's likely what's going to happen. He is not a popular politician."
El-Saye was clearly playing off of the 'election denier' narrative, "You could see people running away from the stench of Trump in almost every single election that he put his finger in. But the thing is, the one person who cannot see that, and needs to see that, is Donald Trump himself."
That's when El-Saye, at first, seemed to comment DeSantis saying, "What I think the DeSantis playbook looks like is, competent, local, technical leadership, which, can’t take that away from him. He has competently led in terms of the fundamental basics of governing. And then a very good instinct for figuring out how to weaponize a culture war in a way that redounds to particular communities that he’s trying to pick up."
He continued, "And so the way that he's played a sort of fear of change when it comes to schools, for example, I think has been important in his ability to make an argument to a latino community, for example, in Miami-Dade."
El-Saye says that while DeSantis might seem like the better choice that Democrats really need to think ahead referring to the Governor's ability to appeal to all voters. "The last thing I want to say about this is that I worry a lot about where our country goes under DeSantis," he said.
El-Saye also added, "I think a lot of people think that the exit of Donald Trump means that all of sudden the spell is broken. I actually see Ron DeSantis as a far more efficient version of what Donald Trump has done. And I worry a lot about the ways that it tells us that we ought to be tearing each other apart, that we cannot accept one another for who we are."