Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis was confronted by Laura Ingraham recently on her show on how he is different than Donald Trump.
Laura Ingraham started the interview by asking DeSantis about his poor poll numbers.
“You’re in second, albeit a distant second behind Trump,” Ingraham said. “You’re at 13%, Trump’s at 50%… You have more like 21%, I think, in Iowa. How do you go from number two to number one, given Trump’s huge lead in the polls?”
Laura asked again. His answer surprised her.
“He’s running on a lot of things he said in 2020 and didn’t deliver. He said he was going to drain the swamp—he didn’t.
He still defends hiring [FBI Director] Christopher Wray—He didn’t fire Wray. He didn’t fire Fauci…
He said Mexico was going to pay for the border wall- that didn’t happen. They started the wall, but we’ve got a lot to do to finish the wall.
He said he was going to eliminate the national debt, but they added over $8 trillion to the debt in 4 years.
And he promised he’d appoint a special counsel for Hillary Clinton, then after the election, 2 weeks later, he said forget about it.
You gotta deliver on these things 100%, or you’re not going to turn the country around.”
Then Laura asked DeSantis if he was scared about his upcoming debate with California Governor Gavin Newsom in November.
DeSantis smiled and answered, “California is a symptom of American decline, and Florida shows the pathway to American revival… I know we’re winning the debate because we have so many California license plates showing up in my state. They [California] have done so poorly… the homelessness, the crime, the high taxes, the woke ideology, the lockdowns, people are fleeing.”
Watch Ron DeSantis talk to Laura about the future of America on the Ingraham Angle.