An 'almost impossible road': Former GOP lawmaker foresees big problems ahead for Ron DeSantis

An 'almost impossible road': Former GOP lawmaker foresees big problems ahead for Ron DeSantis
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A former Republican lawmaker is sharing his take on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' (R) presidential campaign announcement and how he believes the road to the White House won't be an easy one.

In fact, the former lawmaker insists it's "almost impossible." On Friday, May 26, former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) appeared on CNN where he spoke with host John King to share his reaction to DeSantis' presidential bid.

During the segment, King asked whether or not DeSantis has what it takes to thwart former President Donald Trump's chances of getting back into the White House.

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“Can you beat Trump up – essentially say, ‘I’m better than the original?'” King asked.

“Oh, John, God no, God no,” Walsh said to King. “DeSantis has zero personality, charisma. Say what you want about Trump, but he’s got personality. And that’s the thing, John. Republican base voters love Donald Trump. It’s got nothing to do with policy. It’s not policy-based. You can’t attack Trump on policy. It’s all personality. He’s the victim. He’s the bully. DeSantis can never outdo that.”

Walsh went on to explain why DeSantis is still facing an uphill battle despite Trump's potential indictment. In normal cases, an indictment could help an opponent. But according to Walsh there might be an adverse effect where Trump is concerned.

“And John, Desantis is trapped. Ron DeSantis cannot say that the 2020 election was not stolen. He can never say that or he’s done," Walsh said, adding, "And when Donald Trump is indicted again, Ron DeSantis is going to have to say, ‘Witch hunt’ or something like that, or he’s done. But he can never yell, ‘Witch hunt’ as loud as Donald Trump. It’s almost an impossible road.”

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Watch the video below or at this link.

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