Psaki: DeSantis Can’t Beat Trump by Being the ‘Culture War Hero’

Psaki: DeSantis Can’t Beat Trump by Being the ‘Culture War Hero’

March 23, 2023

Wednesday on MSNBC’s All In, former White House press propagandist and host Jen Psaki said that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) couldn’t beat former President Trump for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination by being the “culture war hero.”

Psaki said, “The polls started to drop for DeSantis and go up for Trump around the time that Trump started going after DeSantis. There is this clear correlation there. With DeSantis, he’s just started taking the gloves off this week, right? He did these interviews. We have seen the clips of the interview.”

She continued, “He’s clearly gone out today as well to try and be the culture war hero, going more extreme on this Don’t Say Gay bill to try to be the owner of the culture war. I don’t know that that is going work because, as we have shown with the polls and digging into them further, Trump’s got such a high floor, and he’s already had a high floor. That’s why he jokes about being able to shoot somebody on Fifth Avenue. DeSantis hasn’t quite figured out how he’s going to poke into that.”

Psaki’s shot at DeSantis is further evidence that Democrats consider him a greater threat than Trump as the potential Republican nominee.

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