Joy Behar took a shot at former President Donald Trump, when she admitted to hoping that the “two-time loser” beats Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, so the Democrats have a shot of winning the 2024 presidential election.
The panel of women on ABC’s “The View” talked about DeSantis’ chances of becoming the GOP nominee on Wednesday’s episode, and inadvertently suggested that he was a stronger candidate than Trump.
“I have been saying at this table for months, I think Ron DeSantis is the most over-hyped politician in America,” began former Trump staffer Alyssa Farah Griffin.
“I think this notion that he’s going to save the GOP from Trump, and score the nomination, it’s over-hyped.”
“He had a good midterm election, being reelected in Florida,” she continued, before being cut off by moderator Whoopi Goldberg asking “who else” the state was going to elect.
“He got reelected, he did a good job,” the show’s only conservative co-host powered through.
Farah Griffin said she would like to see “two things” from DeSantis, a sit down with a “neutral interviewer” and more political jabs at Trump.
“I want to see him with a neutral interviewer like George Stephanopoulos and actually answer tough questions,” she said about the former press secretary to President Bill Clinton. “I have never seen him do a major national sit-down interview.”
“And secondly, you don’t beat Trump by not going after Trump. I want to see him take a punch at Trump.”
Behar told her that DeSantis was “going to miss” if he tried, because he’s a “dweeb.”
“DeSantis is what they call a dweeb and Trump is the one who needs to get the nomination because then the Democrats will win,” she claimed.
“He’s a two-time loser already,” Behar she punctuated by signing with an “L” against her forehead. “Helloooo, loser!”
Farah Griffin countered that Trump could be “a risk,” and panelist Sara Haines noted that Trump has more of an “it factor” then DeSantis, who she claimed lacks “charisma.”
“And not that this is good or bad, we’ve watched some of the magic and he also had other skills, but President Obama came onto the stage and the whole crowd was enthralled,” she explained.
“He had the ‘it’ factor. Donald Trump, whether you liked ‘it’ or not, he had a factor,” Hainese said according to Fox News.
“Ron DeSantis, there’s nothing there. I don’t think you can win in the media coverage, with some kind of gravitas that he just does not have.”
On Monday, co-host Ana Navarro also went after DeSantis for his “sanctimonious” comments about Trump’s potential indictment by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
“I don’t know what goes into paying hush money to a porn star to secure silence over some type of alleged affair. I can’t speak to that,” DeSantis said about Trump.
“Dude, by the time you got his endorsement, we’d heard Access Hollywood. We knew [Trump] had paid hush money. We knew exactly who Donald Trump is,” Navarro shot back.
“So stop acting sanctimonious because you knew exactly who he was when you got his endorsement and that’s who you lay with. So deal with it.”
Navarro also agreed with Trump’s assessment that his camp “got him the nomination,” and ultimately helped DeSantis secure the election.
“As a Floridian, I’m highly entertained by this fight between DeSantis and Trump. It feels like Godzilla versus King Kong,” Navarro stated.
“Frankly, I’m not sure which of the two I root for less, but he’s not wrong. He’s a liar in chief, but he’s not wrong about that.”
“So it is not wrong that Ron DeSantis owes the governorship of Florida that has put him into this platform to Donald Trump,” Navaro concluded.
The morning talk show co-host bemoaned how DeSantis has driven her home state’s “insanity” and “manic paranoia,” since taking office.
“They are banning absolutely everything that isn’t the kitchen sink, and tomorrow, I may wake up, and the kitchen sink has been banned,” Navarro said on Friday.
“They are terrifying teachers. People don’t want to be teachers in Florida.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin suggested that Navarro should “go to Finland,” which is ranked as one of the world’s happiest countries, because her coworker was so worked up at 8:30 in the morning.
“Maybe if you lived in Florida, you would be upset 24 hours a day too,” Navarro sniped.
“Time to move,” Behar concluded.