金曜日の夜のパネルディスカッション中, マハーはトランプを嘲笑した, 最近のスピーチでHBOスターを狙った人, after Maher insisted that Republican Florida Gov. ロン・デサンティス would be “ずっと良い” than the 45th president if one of them were to be in the Oval Office.
“And I just thought, ええと, if Trump could just let go of the election, which he can’t, he can win this so easy because he can win just on Drag Queen Story Hour,” マハーは言った.
Maher later cited a recent New Hampshire poll showing DeSantis holding a two-point edge over Trump in a GOP primary matchup, taunting the former president, “そのとおり, ドニー. He beat you.”
“再び, if he could just let go of the election, but at this point, ええと, he’s just like a hotel room that smells at some point you just want a new room, 私の言っていることが分かるよね?” マハーは言った. “And DeSantis, というのは, he’s just more is more vibrant, if you like people who don’t lose elections and, you know.”
“And he’s also not plagued by scandal the way that Trump is,” podcast host Katie Herzog told Maher. “He’s a much stronger candidate. 1月. 6 hearings have been very compelling to watch, but a little part of me thinks this might actually be bad for the Democrats, because if Trump is too weak to win the Republican nomination, it’s going to be DeSantis, and DeSantis could beat Biden.”
“Anybody could beat Biden,” マハーは言った. “Trump might be the one guy who can lose to Biden. With DeSantis, you’re right because he’s a winner. He runs the third-largest state. Trump is a hotel greeter who lost. His insurrection failed.”
Substack writer Andrew Sullivan argued that DeSantis is “more likely” to defeat Trump in a GOP primary than “any of the Democrats” potentially eying the top of the ticket in 2024.
“Who do they have? カマラ? She’d lose in a landslide,” Sullivan exclaimed.
Herzog added, “DeSantis has been able to govern in a way that Trump never has because he isn’t as plagued by scandal as Trump, which to me is more terrifying than the buffoon in the White House.”
“And he’s not nuts,” Maher interjected. “He’s way too conservative, but not nuts.”