Megyn Kelly recently gave Dave Rubin her reasons as to why Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis won’t be the Republican presidential nominee in 2024 over former President Donald Trump.
In the most recent episode of “The Rubin Report,” Kelly declared that there are only two ways that DeSantis could replace Trump as the favorite candidate for the GOP’s presidential nominee in the 2024 election.
“Well, I just don’t think anybody else could win if Trump runs,” Kelly told BlazeTV personality Dave Rubin.
Rubin asked Kelly if DeSantis had a chance if he got on a debate stage with Trump.
“No. No. I don’t even think that a little,” Kelly replied. “I think Trump sucks up all the energy in every room – no matter what. And even someone who’s skilled as a politician and smart policy-wise as DeSantis can’t overcome that – he can’t.”
Kelly said that there are only two ways that DeSantis could become the Republican presidential nominee over Trump in 2024.
Kelly said, “The only way DeSantis is going to become the Republican nominee is if Trump chooses not to run and endorses him or dies.”
The former Fox News host said that if Trump declared that he wants to be the Republican nominee and he lost to DeSantis in the 2024 Republican primary that Make America Great Again supporters will not desert Trump – even for DeSantis.
Kelly said that she talks to Trump supporters “all of the time,” and that they won’t abandon Trump for DeSantis.
She said that Trump supporters “like” DeSantis, but they feel as though Trump was “screwed out of his first term” because of the Russiagate allegations.
Kelly said Trump supporters believe that he “deserves” a second term.
Kelly declared, “And so unless Trump gracefully and graciously says, ‘Get behind DeSantis,’ I wouldn’t put any chips on DeSantis at all.”
Rubin added that DeSantis and Trump should get together to iron out any differences to empower the best candidate to beat the Democrats. Rubin conceded that there is a “certain portion” of Trump supporters who would rather “burn everything down” if Trump isn’t the nominee in 2024.
Kelly replied, “But it’s a huge portion, Dave. Like the hardcore Trump faithful is unshakable.”
Kelly said that Trump supporters “like” DeSantis, however, “they would never cross Trump for him.”
“And they think DeSantis owes his political career to Trump,” she added. “If forced to choose, they will choose Trump. So DeSantis can’t take him down.”
Kelly proclaimed, “DeSantis has got to either be crowned by Trump or he shouldn’t run.”
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