(USA Features) Meghan McCain indicated on Monday that she views Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as the strongest Republican presidential contender in 2024 while predicting he would make short work of a prospective presidential bid by Vice President Kamala Harris.
During a discussion on “The View” regarding Harris’ rising unpopularity in the polls, co-host MeCain argued she believes it is obvious that the vice president “needed more media training” because of a number of tactical mistakes she has made since assuming her office.
She then said that if Harris is somehow the Democratic Party presidential nominee in 2024 against DeSantis, he would “put her in the ground.”
“I think she stumbled when she was running for president. She dropped out before Iowa,” McCain noted.
“She was a very early dropout. She wasn’t resonating with voters way before President Biden was elected,” McCain added in response to co-host Whoopi Goldberg asking if she believes that Harris may have “stumbled coming out of the gate.”
McCain went on to rip the mainstream media’s coverage of Harris regarding her lack of progress in handling the border crisis after being assigned the task by President Joe Biden in march.
In particular, McCain mentioned the difference in how the media described migrant children as being put in “cages” while being housed at border detention facilities during then-President Donald Trump’s term but are not describing how they are housed now though migrant kids are being held in the same facilities now.
“It was horrific, and now that we aren’t even allowed to send journalists in to film it and she’s in charge, it’s OK,” McCain said.
“It’s just a different kind of person in charge of what’s happening on the border,” McCain added, noting that in many instances now, the Biden administration won’t allow journalists into the detention facilities.
“She’s made a lot of tactical errors and you don’t have to just take it from me, because I’m obviously a biased actor given that I’m a Republican, but places like Politico and Axios reported how disappointed the White House was on her first foreign trip,” McCain added.
“She did [an] interview where she was laughing about the border when she was asked, ‘Are you going to visit the border?’ And she said, ‘I also haven’t been to Europe,’ and laughed very uncomfortably,” McCain continued.
“Her laugh has become a way for people to take hits at her because it’s uncomfortable to watch … and I always thought she needed more media training than she had,” said.
McCain added: “The problem for Democrats going into 2024 is if President Biden chooses not to run for re-election, she’s just not going to be a strong enough candidate to run for president. And if people don’t want to listen to me and think it’s all about race and gender, that’s fine.
“Honestly, it’s everyone’s risk to take, but Ron DeSantis would put her in the ground. I mean, it would be [an] election for Republicans. Republicans would love nothing more than to run against Vice President Harris,” she concluded.