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Tomi Lahren Puts The Screws To DeSantis – Shocking Reason He Decided To Take On Trump

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OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author's opinion.


Fox News reporter Tomi Lahren put Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the hot seat on his decision to challenge former President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.

The governor said that he did not believe anyone was entitled to be the nominee and that a challenge was the proper thing to do.

“First of all, in America we don’t have ‘turns’,” he said in the interview that appeared on Outkick. “People can run if they believe they have something to offer the country. I can tell you as somebody that’s worn the country’s uniform, who served in Iraq, who believes in a cause greater than myself, I believe 2024 is make or break.”

“I don’t think we have time for excuses. We’re not going to get a mulligan on this one,” the Florida governor said.

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“I think I’ve shown the ability to defeat the Democrats – yes at the ballot box by winning Florida by a historic margin, but also on issue after issue,” the governor said before listing some of his accomplishments.

“We beat ’em on lockdowns. We beat ’em on education. We beat ’em on ESG. We beat ’em on illegal immigrants. We beat ’em on transgender athletes competing with women,” the Republican presidential candidate said.

“On issue after issue, we didn’t just talk the talk, we walked the walk, and so I’ll run. I’ll beat Biden, but even more importantly than that, I will deliver on all these things, because if we don’t actually deliver, then I think we’re going to be in a hole that’s going to be very difficult to dig out from,” the governor said.

“So, I think I’m the guy that can get all of that done and I think I have a responsibility to offer myself and that’s where I’m coming from,” he said.

But a recent poll showed that the former president is so far ahead of his competition they should consider removing themselves from the contest.

According to polling experts who spoke to The Daily Caller, Trump’s lead in most surveys is so dominant that it has to be disheartening to the rest of the GOP field.

The outlet noted further:

This Republican primary cycle is like none other as the frontrunner is a former president, has a massive lead in the polls, his former vice president is running against him and Trump has two federal indictments under his belt. Polling analysts stressed to the DCNF the stark difference between this GOP primary season and previous cycles, arguing that it’s difficult to draw comparisons in modern history.

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“This GOP primary is truly unprecedented because Trump is not technically an incumbent, but Republican voters seem to be treating him as at least a quasi-incumbent,” Kyle Kondik, a polling analyst and managing editor for the nonpartisan Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, told the outlet.

“This primary is similar to 2016 in the sense that the field is large, meaning that it’ll be hard for a non-Trump to consolidate the non-Trump supporters,” he added.

Kondik further observed that the legal challenges faced by the former president also introduce a “unique” aspect to the primary, making it challenging to draw parallels with previous election cycles. The two indictments against Trump may potentially generate “fatigue” within the GOP, resulting in a decline in poll numbers. However, Kondik does not currently detect any indications of dwindling support for him.

In late March, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg indicted the former president on charges of purportedly falsifying business records after repaying to his former attorney, Michael Cohen, $130,000 he made to adult film star actress Stormy Daniels to maintain secrecy about an alleged affair with Trump.

Additionally, in early June, a federal judge in Miami, Florida, indicted Trump for alleged violations of the Espionage Act, as well as other charges such as obstruction and making false statements. The indictments are linked to Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into the alleged mishandling of classified documents.

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