DeSantis Tells Donors Trump Is Unelectable, Cites Swing-State Polls

Guv Tells Donors It's 'Biden And Me,' Says Trump's Swing-State Polls Are Insurmountable

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
  • Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida all but declared his presidential candidacy on Thursday afternoon, telling donors and supporters on a call that only three “credible” candidates were in the race and that only he would be able to win both the Republican primary and the general election.
  • “You have basically three people at this point that are credible in this whole thing,” DeSantis said on the call, according to the New York Times. “Biden, Trump, and me. And I think of those three, two have a chance to get elected president — Biden and me.”
  • DeSantis said Trump’s poor polling in swing states is “probably insurmountable because people aren’t going to change their view of him.”