The two lawmakers traded blows on who has got the better chance of winning the presidential election in 2024. Donalds fiercely backed former President Donald Trump or Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., for the office, while Bowman insisted that President Biden would easily beat either.
The debate began as the two men stood outside the Capitol building speaking to reporters. Donalds turned to Bowman and said, “To the gentleman from New York, man, listen, it’s cool to have two people in my state that could be president. I don’t know about New York.”
Bowman laughed but shot back, “Who in your state could be president? Who? DeSantis?! DeSantis doesn’t have a shot. He’s a white nationalist.”
Donalds replied, “No, he’s not,” but Bowman continued: “He’s a nationalist. He’s a white supremacist. He’s anti-gay, he’s anti-woman, he’s anti-Black. There’s no way he can be president.”
“It’s not true,” the GOP lawmaker added.
Bowman later claimed that in the 2024 election,”Both those dudes [Trump and DeSantis] going to get crushed.”
Amused, the pro-Trump lawmaker asked, “By who? The man at 1600? Oh, please.”
But Bowman insisted, “Biden will wipe the floor with DeSantis!”
“In what world?” Donalds shot back. “In what world? Bizarro land?”