‘Embarrassing for him’: Donald Trump spox mocks Ron DeSantis after Bill Maher interview

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'He was filleted like he was the main course at Sugarfish.'

The Donald Trump campaign has a sharp rejoinder to primary opponent Ron DeSantis interview on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

“Ron DeSanctimonious’s campaign is baked. His poll numbers are at the lowest it’s ever been, while President Trump’s numbers are the highest they’ve ever been, and it’s not even close,” said spokesperson Steven Cheung Saturday.

“In another desperate sign that his campaign is off the rails, DeSanctus had the bright idea to travel to Los Angeles to do Bill Maher’s show where he was filleted like he was the main course at Sugarfish. He had to sit silently, grinding and gnashing his teeth and twitching in his high-heeled cowboy boots as Maher told him to his face he had no chance of winning,” Cheung added.

“At this point, it’s not just getting embarrassing for him, but it’s downright bewildering why he would cuck himself in front of the entire country who clearly doesn’t want him as president.”

“Laughing on both sides of the aisle” was how DeSantis described it by way of kicking off his latest foray into interviews by politically incorrect provocateurs.

DeSantis soon enough had to laugh when the joke was on him, though. After he trumpeted “no vax mandates” in Florida, Maher countered with a riff about “cowboy boots and a suit,” a reference to the Governor’s fashion trademark.

Maher suggested Florida wasn’t known for cowboys; DeSantis disarmed him by going deadpan and earnest, noting that the state is loaded with cattle ranches.

DeSantis laughed, meanwhile, when Maher floated the prospect of “getting Doug Burgum out of the race.” But the host scrutinized his guest, wondering why DeSantis was bothering to run against Donald Trump.

“If your campaign was going well, you wouldn’t be on this show,” Maher quipped, a seeming reference to the Governor’s penchant for friendly interviewers in recent years.

Maher continued his assault soon enough, noting correctly that DeSantis “campaigned for election deniers in 2022,” such as Kari Lake.

“Now she’s attacking me, so maybe I made a mistake there,” DeSantis quipped before defending the endorsement as wanting “Republicans to win key races.”

Maher then baited DeSantis into discussing “woke,” which DeSantis dismissed as a “caricature” of his more nuanced position before offering practiced remarks about crime in California and the CDC.

“You were right. You did handle it better,” Maher said about DeSantis regarding COVID-19. “They’re not giving you credit.”

Maher then trashed a “despicable” New York Times piece, which he said was titled “How Ron DeSantis (fouled) up the pandemic.”

For his part, the Governor stayed on talking points rather than ad-libbing.

Maher then turned on DeSantis, asking about a push against voter fraud investigations.

“We’ve had local elections decided by 15, 25, 30 votes in recent issues,” DeSantis protested.

Maher said, “It looks like you’re trying to stop Black people from voting.” Then he went on to grill DeSantis about the six-week abortion ban.

“The Legislature identified the moment there was a detectable heartbeat,” DeSantis said.

The segment closed with Maher getting the last laugh regarding the Gavin Newsom debate.

“You know he’s taller and better looking, right?”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • My Take

    September 30, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    “Ron DeSanctimonious’s campaign is [HALF] baked.”

  • PeterH

    September 30, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    A Republican MAGA grifter criticizing a Florida MAGA deplorable!


  • My Take

    October 1, 2023 at 12:21 am

    In pleasant cùrrent news on Trump the welcome expressìons “walls are closing,” “dominoes are fallling,” “codefendent is ‘singing’.”

  • John

    October 1, 2023 at 2:33 am

    please clap.

  • Rick Whitaker

    October 1, 2023 at 7:00 am

    desantis needs to stay with glenn beck, it’s much safer for him.

  • Patriot

    October 1, 2023 at 10:40 pm

    Unfortunately after he finishes in third place in the Florida Republican primary, we have to endure two more years of DeSantis and his corrupt mafia of Lt Gov Jeanette Núñez the evil woman who has been operating as the actual governor for six years, Goofy Education Secretary Manny Diaz Jr , and Hialeah Senator Bryan Avila, the midget with the Napoleon complex. All who have grown their net worth and family wealth from their positions in government to the detriment of their constituents and the voters. Imagine DeSantis with this terrible track record putting together a Federal Cabinet. Thankfully will never happen. Republicans across America are realizing what a weak and empty suit DeSantis truly is.

    • Rick Whitaker

      October 2, 2023 at 6:48 am

      don’t give “republicans across the country” too much credit. most i would presume are not against desantis, they are just more for trump.

    • MH/Duuuval

      October 2, 2023 at 2:08 pm

      The first-generation Cuban exile coterie is well-armed and their mattresses are stuffed with cash. They are prepared at a moment’s notice to go back to the Bay of Swine..

      • Rick Whitaker

        October 2, 2023 at 5:24 pm

        sounds like an urban legend or something that menendez said to justify the bribe money he took. hillbillies worship guns. they live in shacks full of guns. guns are bad no matter who hoards them. guns have never been allowed in my house. your post didn’t seem to have anything to do with the bill mahr interview. i must have missed something

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