‘Thank God There’s Only One Donald Trump’: Navarro, Behar Spar Over DeSantis

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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“The View” co-hosts sparred Monday over whether Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is similar to former President Donald Trump.

The panel discussed recent comments from both Trump, who has signaled a 2024 run, and Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, who said on CNN that she has not ruled out running as well.

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked whether Republicans are “ready to move on from you-know-who or is he still the most powerful figure in the party?”

“Well, DeSantis could take his place and that’s just as bad,” co-host Joy Behar said. “I mean, there was a —what do you call it? This ‘Turning Point’ conference with all the smoke. What are they, smoking something down there? Or it’s, like – whatever. Anyway, they were out there. Neo-nazis were out there in front of the conference with anti-Semitic slurs, and, you know, with Nazi swastika and a picture of a so-called Jewish person with exaggerated features. Just like — like Goebbels did during the Third Reich. Right out of that same playbook, okay? And DeSantis did not say anything about it, nothing.”

“So it’s sort of his rendition of good people on both sides, same idea,” Behar continued. “So why trade a headache for an upset stomach? Because that’s what’s going to happen if they get rid of Trump and put him in. It’s the same thing.”

Guest co-host Ana Navarro said she disagreed with that assessment.


“I live in Florida,” Navarro said. “As many issues as I have with DeSantis, I don’t think it’s the same thing because I don’t think DeSantis has been involved in promoting a coup against America and being part of the organization.”

“Not yet,” Behar chimed in. (RELATED: DeSantis Overtakes Trump In Fundraising)

“I do — okay. When he does, then I’ll have that issue with him, but until now, I don’t think — I think Donald Trump is in a class all by himself, thank God. Thank God there’s only one Donald Trump,” Navarro said. “Look, I don’t think the GOP has moved on from Trump.”

Voters seem to be divided over Trump and DeSantis, with a recent string of polls showing the two Republicans neck-in-neck. A recent Politico/Morning Consult poll found 53% of those polled would choose Trump over DeSantis if the Republican primary were held today. A poll conducted by WDIV/Detroit News founds that 45.2% of those polled favored Trump while 41.6% favored DeSantis.