Fox News host Laura Ingraham called on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and neoconservative candidate Nikki Haley to “step aside and endorse Trump” for the sake of the party following the results of the Iowa caucuses.
Acknowledging DeSantis’s achievement in securing second place in the Iowa caucuses, Ingraham noted that despite this, he was still approximately 30 points behind Trump.
Ingraham argued that Trump “is simply too powerful” for any other candidate to secure the nomination in this cycle.
“As a candidate on the trail, he worked his butt off. And people forget how young he is. So with what three more years as Florida’s governor, he can build an even greater track record of success in that very important state,” Ingraham said. “So a future in the Republican party for him could be really bright, but he’s simply not going to be president this time around.”
“It’s not happening, Trump is simply too powerful and has endured too much,” Ingraham continued.
Ingraham argued that DeSantis is jeopardizing his political future by persistently challenging the highly popular 45th president.
“And every day that Ron DeSantis stays on the campaign trail criticizing Trump is a day that hurts Ron DeSantis’s political future. He doesn’t gain anything from it, that’s for sure. And Trump, he’s not hurt by it at all. So it’s time to step aside and endorse Trump,” Ingraham said.
“If beating Joe Biden is really their goal then it’s time for some serious soul searching by Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis.”
Laura: It’s time to step aside and endorse Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/CPDjqkVkaw— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) January 17, 2024
She is not wrong.