Ron DeSantis claims Nikki Haley ‘wouldn’t like’ how a debate hosted by Laura Ingraham would go

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The Fox News host has accused the former South Carolina Governor of committing 'political suicide,' yet lauds DeSantis.

Ron DeSantis is still trying to troll Nikki Haley into a debate where the moderator likely would favor him, though he’s not framing it quite that way.

During a Monday interview on “The Ingraham Angle,” the 2024 presidential candidate said Haley “probably wouldn’t like what the debate would be about,” pointing to various “establishment-oriented positions” she has taken.

DeSantis cited her belief in a social media registry, contended she believes there should be “no limits” on immigration, and what he described as a pro-Walt Disney Company over Florida stance as examples of her being “fundamentally out of step with Republican voters.”

“I think she’s relying on liberal media to prop her up,” DeSantis said. “But I’m game for the debate.”

The Governor’s delayed response came a week and a half after Haley shot down the Laura Ingraham call for Haley and DeSantis to debate on her program during a pre-Thanksgiving hit on the “Guy Benson Show.”

“See you in Tuscaloosa,” Haley said, telling Benson that the Republican National Committee said that the only debates candidates could have would have to be officially sanctioned by the party, with the fourth such showdown slated for Alabama in December.

DeSantis and Haley have shared debate stages three times and appeared together a fourth time at a forum hosted by DeSantis endorser Bob Vander Plaats earlier this month. The Governor has struggled with Haley during each of those events.

It’s uncertain why Haley would have agreed to a debate on likely unfriendly terrain, given that the Fox News host accused the former South Carolina Governor of “political suicide” after she got praise from the center after her performance in the presidential debate in Miami.

“There’s no future in the Republican Party for someone who’s been endorsed by POLITICO and The New York Times,” Ingraham pronounced, as transcribed by Media Matters.

Conversely, Ingraham lauded DeSantis, saying he emerged “strongest” from the debate and was the only candidate with a “presidential” mien.

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


23 comments

  • Ron Desantis is a Nazi

    November 27, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    Laura Ingraham? That lady who did a legit Nazi salute at the RNC?
    No wonder DeSantis has a crush on her.

  • rick whitaker

    November 27, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    ron desantis is a nazi

    • Impeach Biden

      November 28, 2023 at 6:47 am

      Ha! Ha! Yes and Rick is a member of Hamas.

      • Who killed Peter Antonacci?

        November 28, 2023 at 10:56 am

        Why did you boy cover up the death of Peter Antonacci in his office?

        You can die in his office and he won’t even notice. Then lie about it while it comes out. That says everything we need to know about this pathetic POS governor.

      • rick whitaker

        November 28, 2023 at 6:42 pm

        impeach biden, how old are you? are you the punk i caught stealing packages off my porch. you managed to break away but i wasn’t fast enough to catch you. by the way, desantis is a nazi.

  • Elmo

    November 27, 2023 at 9:04 pm

    His failed, desperate campaign is shining through. As always, Ron DeSantis resorts to kicking and screaming.

    • Michael K

      November 28, 2023 at 2:59 am

      Nothing more appealing than a whiny little man grasping for some attention. /s

  • Dont Say FLA

    November 28, 2023 at 7:21 am

    It really depends on which face shows up from Laura Ingraham or any other Fox “personality” for that matter

    • Impeach Biden

      November 28, 2023 at 9:20 am

      Yet it was okay for Donna Brazile to leak debate questions to Hillary Clinton in 2016. The 2020 debate monitors were full of Democratic hacks

      • TJC

        November 28, 2023 at 11:50 am

        It was not okay, and Donna Brazile lost her job at CNN as a result of her leaking the questions to the Clinton campaign. The debates and town hall meetings affected were between Clinton and Bernie Sanders in their competition to be the Democrat nominee. (Brazile was out of the picture by the time Clinton had the nomination and was debating Trump.) The leaked questions were revealed in emails that Brazile wrote that were hacked by Russia and given over to Wikileaks, so that revelation — along with a few other hacked DNC emails — worked against Clinton in the long run. If the Clinton campaign had told Brazile, ‘No, We don’t want your help,’ or, ‘No thanks, This is unethical,’ they would have avoided a lot of trouble.
        But they didn’t. Apparently they thought all was fair in politics. Right up until they got caught.

      • Dont Say FLA

        December 1, 2023 at 5:20 pm

        Oh, IBS, what are we gonna do with you. You’re always trying to change the subject. There’s probably still internet posts from 2016 with comments still open. Go there and comment off topic and 7 years late about 2016.

  • Earl Pitts American

    November 28, 2023 at 8:13 am

    Good Morn ‘Ting to any Nikki Haley fans out there,
    Just to bring you up to speed and so you won’t be able whine that “nobody told you”:
    We are about to phase Nikki Haley out. She served the overall Country and more importantly me, Earl Pitts American, admiralty and it’s time to allow her to get back to her housekeeping and pie baking …. or whatever she does.
    Thanks Nikki, job well done in blazing a path forward for Ron “The Ronald” DeSantis rightful claim to the high office of POTUS.
    Nikki you have served our Great Nation well and I, Earl Pitts American, have already set you up to receive The Presidential 🥉 Medal of Honor in the Oval Office (Yes Nikki the same medal like the one Rush got) soon after Ron and Casey get settled into The White House.
    You are welcome fake Nikki Haley fans and a special thanks to you Nikki for playing along with the Earl Pitts American’s master plan.
    EPA

    • Impeach Biden

      November 28, 2023 at 1:48 pm

      Hi Earl, let me know if you need to buy any more pictures of my feet. I oiled them up for you in the next batch. You have my Paypal address right?

      • Impeach Biden

        November 28, 2023 at 5:42 pm

        Fake

      • Earl Pitts "America's-Go-To-Political--Guru" American

        November 28, 2023 at 5:52 pm

        Good evening America,
        I’ve always suspected this Impeach 8iden person to be a closet self flagulating 💩 4 🧠’s Lefty 👈 in disguise. Her insolence and weird feet porn fetishes directed at me, The Saintly Earl Pitts American, show my suspicions to be spot-on.
        Henceforth all fans of me, Earl Pitts American, are hereby ordered to shun this 👿 devil plant here at F. P. known as “Impeach 8iden” and not reply or respond to any of her insolence.
        I, The Earl l, have spoken.
        EPA

        • Earl Pitts "America's-Go-To-Political--Guru" American

          November 28, 2023 at 5:56 pm

          Oh wait America,
          The real Impeach Biden looks to have been impersonated by some unknown 💩 4 🧠’ Leftist Terrorist.
          I hereby withdraw my “shun order” and restore the “Great Impeach Biden” to full faith and confidence.
          Thanks EPA

        • rick whitaker

          November 28, 2023 at 6:55 pm

          earl shitts, i didn’t know you had a foot fettish. i did know you had a sphincter fetish, but i should have known that you have other fettishes too. what do you pay for dirty socks?

    • rick whitaker

      November 28, 2023 at 6:50 pm

      WARNING ⚠ TROLL COMMENT BY EARL THE MASTER PLANNER

  • waked up right

    November 28, 2023 at 9:21 am

    I’m no fan of Fix Entertainment TV. It is pathetic that Rona is a fixture on Fix. This is the network whose defense of Tucker Carlson in court was that he was just an entertainer and that no rational person would believe him. Only fools waste their time watching Fix. Most of those fools are Trumpet fans; too bad Rona. Keep up your losing quest to be President and make us all laugh at you for being a fool!

  • My Take

    November 28, 2023 at 11:17 am

    Does DeSStortis go on the program of every rightwing òn-the-air loon?

  • PeterH

    November 28, 2023 at 12:20 pm

    Laura Ingraham hosts and advances a conspiracy driven “opinion” propaganda show on Fox’s television network that caters to uneducated red hats!

    • MH/Duuuval

      November 28, 2023 at 9:41 pm

      Laura claims to have followed the Grateful Dead for a spell in her salad days. Wonder if she got some bad acid and is still having flashbacks?

      • rick whitaker

        December 2, 2023 at 12:59 pm

        mh, the key word you used was ” claims “. i don’t believe much of anything Ingraham has to say. laura Ingraham, wow, what an ugly person. fox is a good fit for her.

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