Psaki: DeSantis Can't Beat Trump As The 'Culture War Hero'

March 24, 2023

Donald Trump has been trying to tell America that Ron DeSantis is a big loser compared to the former star of The Apprentice.

It would appear as though Trump has found at least one person who agrees with him:

Jen Psaki.

The former White House press secretary and current MSNBC host Jen Psaki said on March 22 that Governor Ron DeSantis is not going to be able to defeat Trump in the 2024 Republican primary by being the "culture war hero." She 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 by saying that DeSantis has "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."

"Trump also has the entire Republican Party, or the most vocal wing of the party, following and echoing him," Psaki concluded. "It’s like he sends this bat signal out to go and attack Alvin Bragg, and they are all doing it. Including even Tim Scott, who is not even in the race yet, but seems to be echoing this same language about this being a politicized case, which there is no evidence that it is. Ron DeSantis doesn't have that."