Ron DeSantis, a well-known figure among the GOP voters, is facing a decline in popularity, as revealed by recent national polls. This news has left Fox News host Brian Kilmeade deeply saddened, as he has been a vocal supporter of DeSantis. During a segment on Fox News, Kilmeade expressed his admiration for DeSantis, comparing him to a high school boyfriend and emphasizing his intelligence and expertise. Kilmeade believes that DeSantis should have more appearances on television to showcase his abilities.
However, another Fox anchor informed Kilmeade that establishment GOP donors might shift their attention towards other candidates such as Glenn Youngkin or Tim Scott. This revelation deeply affected Kilmeade, as he dropped his head and looked down at his hands, hinting at his disappointment. It became clear to Kilmeade that GOP voters are not favoring DeSantis as much as he had hoped.
Despite this setback, Kilmeade remained optimistic and claimed that DeSantis has the best “baseball card stats,” implying that he could easily defeat his competitors, including Gavin Newsom and Joe Biden. However, current polling data actually shows that the only GOP candidate who beats Biden is former president Donald Trump.
This recent display of disappointment by Kilmeade is not a one-time occurrence. In the past, he has made several outlandish statements about DeSantis on Fox News. In April, Kilmeade incorrectly referred to Trump’s civil trial against E. Jean Carroll as a rape trial, demonstrating a lack of accuracy in his reporting.
Additionally, Kilmeade has expressed concern over the support DeSantis receives from various donors. He accused Far Left Billionaire Reid Hoffman, who allegedly has ties to Jeffrey Epstein, of funding an “outrageous lawsuit” against Trump. Kilmeade attested that Hoffman also donates to DeSantis, implying a connection between the two.
In another incident, Kilmeade became visibly distraught when he could not find any DeSantis supporters at a Florida restaurant. This situation highlighted the limited popularity of DeSantis among ordinary citizens.
Interestingly, Kilmeade’s support for DeSantis led to a decline in ratings for Fox News. When Kilmeade began hosting during the 8 pm hour, the network’s viewership plummeted. This correlation between Kilmeade’s promotion of DeSantis and the departure of Tucker Carlson, one of Fox News’ most prominent hosts, has led to speculation about the influence of Fox’s support for DeSantis.
DeSantis’ declining poll numbers mirror the downward trend in Fox News’ ratings. This indicates that GOP voters are becoming increasingly disillusioned with politicians and talking points that they perceive as representing globalist policies.
In conclusion, Brian Kilmeade’s emotional response illustrates the disappointment among GOP voters as they reject Ron DeSantis in favor of other candidates. Despite Kilmeade’s unwavering support, DeSantis’ popularity has declined, and this trend reflects a broader disapproval of globalist agendas within the Republican base. The impact of Fox News’ endorsement of DeSantis on the network’s ratings and the departure of key host Tucker Carlson remains a topic of discussion.