ESPN contributor Stephen A. Smith bluntly warned leftists they should be very careful what they wish for because Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is allegedly not as easy a target as former President Trump and that he stands a far better chance of beating President Biden.
He made his comments on Friday’s episode of Smith’s “Know Mercy” podcast. During his show, he discussed the final report issued by the January 6th committee that came out on Thursday night. It took more than a year for the inquisitors to investigate the Capitol riot, in the end asserting that Trump was complicit in inciting violence that day which conservatives contend there is absolutely no evidence of.
Smith is certainly no wilting wallflower. He let loose concerning Trump on the podcast, addressing his magnetic and polarizing personality as well as the Jan. 6 incident. But he warned Democrats to not forget about or underestimate DeSantis.
“I’m liberal-leaning; I’m only fiscal with my dollars,” Smith asserted. “My point to y’all is this, be careful what you wish for, particularly if you’re on the left. Because a guy like DeSantis, the only thing he gives you to attack is his record! But tens of millions of people are gon side with that!”
Smith alluded to the fact that Americans will be looking at the state of the country when the 2024 presidential election rolls around. He pointed out that they have a positive view of the Florida governor’s record and the things he’s accomplished.
Is Trump’s grip over the Republican party finally waning? I ponder that question and much more on today's episode. pic.twitter.com/ZPYcqGoteg
— Know Mercy Podcast (@KnowMercyPod) December 23, 2022
“They’re viewing him as the grown-up version of Donald Trump,” Smith claimed. “And because of that reality, when he runs, because I believe he will, he’s not the easy target Trump is. You wanted Trump gone, not just because of his behavior, his perpetual lies, and all of this other stuff. You wanted him gone because of the policies. You wanted him gone because of how he reshaped the courts!”
“You used his behavior to pull it off,” he added ostensibly referring to the witchhunt against Trump. “You don’t get to do that with DeSantis. At least not based on what we know about him as of yet. That’s why I say, be careful what you wish for.”
Smith went on to break down a hypothetical race between either Trump and Biden or between DeSantis and the president. He sees DeSantis as a direct threat to Biden. What he doesn’t see is that Trump could be an even bigger threat to the president despite all the leftist propaganda claiming otherwise.
Democrats relentless pursuit of Trump is tiresome now, you can smell the fear…if they get him on a technicality of criminal charges, Desantis will walk the next election, if they fail,Trump with be bouyed & his support energised. Biden is fcked. Worst President Ever. @elonmusk
— JK Collins (@JasCol29) December 19, 2022
“Trump is somebody that an 82-year-old Biden can beat,” Smith remarked although millions of Americans would disagree with that assessment. “DeSantis? I’m not saying definitively that Biden would lose, but let’s just say it wouldn’t look so good. He stands a far better chance, I’m talking about Biden, of remaining in office if Trump is his opponent. DeSantis, ladies and gentlemen, that’s another matter entirely.”
From his commentary, it appears that Smith deeply fears DeSantis running for the presidency and is ringing the alarm bells over it as loudly as he can for the left. Alternatively, he may be taking a page out of the Democrat playbook and is trying to sow division among Republicans to keep Trump from getting the nomination.
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