The so-called ‘journalists’ at MSNBC are fantasizing about the idea that Florida governor Ron DeSantis ‘takes out’ Trump like Brutus did Julius Caesar. Now, I’m almost sure that they want to see Trump ‘politically assassinated’ but as I am sure you may remember, Brutus stabbed Caesar in a planned group assassination.
On Ali Velshi’s MSNBC show, guest Wajahat Ali of the Daily Beast expressed doubt that Ron DeSantis would beat Donald Trump in the 2024 election. He said he wouldn’t believe it until something “epic” happened—Like how Brutus murdered Caesar…
These nuts are so obsessed with DeSantis and seeing a Trump-DeSantis battle that it’s just sick. The polls aren’t there. Not just that, DeSantis has not thrown his hat in the ring.
That doesn’t stop the nets from daydreaming though as they try to write this narrative into reality.
MEHDI ASAN: Well, let’s talk about 2023. On the one hand, as you say, [Trump] is certainly not going to be in prison even if he is indicted—that trial will take a fair amount of time, whether he ever goes to prison is an open question.
But let’s talk about a year from now. End of 2023, just as we’re sitting here, end of 2022.
Politically, is he a weaker man? Is he a more damaged political brand? Is he facing challenges from a Ron DeSantis, or any other Republican who fancies their chances against him in a primary? Given he’s clearly, he’s clearly not the candidate that he was in 2016, or even 2020.
He is the weakened Golden Calf of MAGA, for sure. But, you and I have had this conversation before. And, you know, everyone was promoting Ron DeSantis. Especially Republicans, especially Republican donors. They’re trying to make Ron DeSantis into a thing! And MAGA just isn’t into him.
If you look at the latest polls, guess who’s the king of MAGA? Guess who they overwhelmingly still support as the leader, and the presidential candidate for the Republican party in 2024?. Donald Trump.
So, I’ll believe it when I see it, right? I’ll believe it when Brutus actually takes out Julius Caesar.
But, right now, it’s still Trump, Mehdi. After everything that we just talked about, and the fact that he dined with Nick Fuentes, a white supremacist, and the fact that he said, you know what?, let’s terminate the Constitution. We still seeing MAGA, that’s another one, you just casually forget he said we should terminate the Constitution, and Republicans were like, eh, nobody’s perfect.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.