Piers Morgan to Republican Party: “Dump Trump for DeSantis”

by | Jun 21, 2022


Political pundit Piers Morgan took to the press this week, penning an op-ed piece proclaiming that the Republican party needs to rid themselves of Trump and consolidate support around Gov. Ron DeSantis in order to win the White House in 2024.

Morgan, who now hosts a weekly show on Fox, suggested DeSantis is “younger, fresher and more exciting” than Trump, offering full support for the Floridian governor should he announce a bid for the presidency. DeSantis has kept mum on his political ambitions, declining on multiple occasions to say whether he would run in 2024. Of the many times reporters have tried to get an answer out of him, DeSantis consistently responds that his focus is on The Sunshine State.

Despite the uncertainty, Morgan praises DeSantis, stating that Trump’s grip on the Republican party is loosening.

“The once-omnipotent GOP beast bestriding the American political world like a paw-crunching King Kong is now seeing his stranglehold over the party ebb away faster than the infamous gorilla tumbled to his demise from the Empire State Building after being shot by US Navy planes, wrote Morgan. “And the same foe is proving to be the deadly weapon again now, in the form of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a US Navy war hero who advised SEAL Team commanders in Iraq, and who still serves with the US Navy Reserve.”

Morgan consistently held ambivalent views toward the Trump administration, frequently contending with the former leader on Twitter. In his op-ed, the pundit relayed through DeSantis’ lifetime achievements, ultimately concluding that the governor’s resume ‘adds up to a stunningly impressive set of ticks in the box for people who should run for president.’

“If you were scripting a perfect Republican presidential candidate, the list of preferred requirements would read something like DeSantis’ resume,” Morgan said. “And that’s before we get to his highly successful tenure as governor of Florida, where, whatever you think of him, DeSantis has indisputably proven himself to be a bold, fearless, combative, and determined leader, earning him high approval ratings and the kind of national media attention that potential presidents get.”

Morgan isn’t the only celebrity giving public support to DeSantis. Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk told his 98 million Twitter followers on Wednesday that he would likely back Gov. Ron DeSantis in a potential 2024 Presidential bid for the White House should the Florida governor announce an intent to run.

Musk made the statement after he posted on Twitter that he voted Republican for the first time in Texas’ 34th Congressional District race, which was won by GOP candidate Mayra Flores.

“I voted for Mayra Flores – first time I ever voted Republican,” Musk tweeted. “Massive red wave in 2022.”

A popular Tesla fan account then asked Musk if he would vote Republican in the upcoming Presidential race as well, to which Musk responded by saying he was unsure. When the account prodded which direction he is leaning, Musk responded with a single word: “DeSantis.”

1 Comment

  1. Uppity WhiteMan

    MAGAs to Piers Morgan: Dump Morgan hire Trump. First, Trump becomes Speaker, so Trump can take personal vengeance on Pelosi, Biden, and Schumer. To investigate the hell out of the swamp with the idea of personally jailing or personally crushing his enemies. While setting Congress in order, weakening enemies and strengthening and rewarding loyalty.
    Then in “24 when lefties right use national Guard and national emergency and severe punishments to get lefties collectivists under control.
    Calm down the external politics, the economy will rebuild when the Democrat’s are not in power, practicing Communisms.

    Trumps presidency should be used in rebuilding the swamp Enforce rule 30 for the social networks. FBI and alphabet agencies should be reconstructed with new people. The senior cadre should be fired and second and third tier individuals moved up to replace them.
    This will be disruptive and many will hate Trump for his destruction of their power and wealth.

    Then DeSantis is elected in “28. He is more palatable, He will in gangster parlance “chill the mark out” by calming the government down and relieving Demos and lefties. His conservative values will drive his administration

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