Charlemagne tha God slammed Democrats for not having anyone better than Joe Biden to run for president in 2024.
The radio and TV host told Fox News the president cannot be Democrats’ choice to run against Donald Trump, or, in his opinion, the more popular Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has been touted as the GOP’s best option.
Speaking of Democrats, Charlemagne said: ‘I personally don’t see the person that they could put up in 2024 that could really galvanize and energize people. I mean, the fact that Biden is still their safest bet, I think that’s sad, too.’
The Comedy Central host has been critical of Biden in the past, saying the president is currently marred in controversy over his son, Hunter.
He noted that Vice President Kamala Harris would fair no better, saying that unless ‘something magically changes,’ she would be crushed by Trump or DeSantis.
Charlemagne added that it would be Southern states like Florida who will ultimately influence who wins the election, not liberal strongholds like New York and California.
Charlemagne tha God (pictured) criticized Democrats for not having a better candidate for 2024 than President Joe Biden, who would not be able to energize voters
The radio and TV host said it was ‘sad’ that Biden was Democrats ‘safest bet,’ and questioned if the president was popular enough to beat Donald Trump or Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
Charlemagne quickly scoffed at the idea of Vice President Kamala Harris running in 2024
The Breakfast Club co-host told Fox he would be disappointed if the 2024 election came down between Biden and Trump, again, noting it would be a blow to Democrats if the president lost the rematch.
‘I think it can go either way,’ Charlemagne said. ‘Like, I don’t think it’s a sure thing, which is sad, right? It’s sad that we’re saying it’s still a toss-up between [Trump] and President Biden.’
Although he dreaded another Biden campaign, the Hell Of a Week host could not come up with a better choice for Democrats.
‘Maybe there’s somebody that we’re not even thinking of that is going to decide to throw their hat in the ring and, you know, energize the country the way, you know, President Obama did,’ he said.
When asked about Harris, Charlemagne quickly threw her aside.
‘No, I don’t think the vice president stands a chance against Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis unless something magically changes over the next two years, and she pivots greatly, you know, but based on what we’ve seen so far, no,’ he said.
Charlemagne also dismissed Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, saying that the country may not be ready to embrace an openly gay president.
‘I’m not saying it couldn’t happen,’ he told Fox. ‘I just don’t know if America is as progressive as we act. You know, I don’t know if they are ready to put a member of the LGBT community in that position. I really don’t.’
Although Charlemagne said a Biden and Trump (above) rematch would be competitive, he said Trump has been marred by too much controversy and would be a divisive choice for the GOP
Instead, Charlemagne touted DeSantis (pictured) as the choice for the GOP, saying he would be able to win over the South and Midwest, who he said would choose the next president
Furthering his argument that the US is more conservative than progressive, Charlemagne pointed to the success of DeSantis during the midterms, where the Republican candidate won by a large margin as he touted GOP policies for parents’ rights.
The multimedia mogul said it was obvious DeSantis would run in 2024, and slammed those who do not believe the Florida governor can win.
‘I can’t even believe the conversations I’m hearing with people saying, “I don’t think he can win the national election.” Why not?
‘What will make them think that he can’t win a national election? Sorry to tell y’all, man. I’m from the South. I’m from South Carolina. More of the country is more like Florida than we may want to believe,’ he said.
‘The majority of America is more, you know, rural and, you know full of conservative values like in a place like Florida than there is, you know, other places. I think when you live in New York or California, you might be fooled to think that’s the world.
‘That’s not the world. The world is more Southern and Midwest than anything.’
Charlemagne added that DeSantis would be the GOP’s candidate over Trump because of all the controversy and legal troubles surrounding the former president.
‘I think what gives DeSantis a good edge is that he seems more stable, he said. ‘We don’t want to go through that cycle of every day in the news, everybody’s talking about Trump. I mean, it just leads to too much divisiveness.’
Charlemagne’s comments come as Democrats line up behind Biden for the 2024 election after he managed to stave off a red wave in the midterms while Republican support for Trump is on the decline.
The number of Democratic voters who believe that Biden could win the 2024 presidential contest jumped to 71 percent, up by double digits from the 60 percent who felt that way in August, a new USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll finds.
Meanwhile, 75 percent of Republicans say Trump could win the next election but that’s down 7 points from the 82 percent who said that ahead of the midterm election.
Republicans won control of the House in the 2022 midterm election, but it was not the massive pickup of seats many expected. The GOP will rule by a scant majority.
Right now Republicans have the minimum 218 seats to take control, with only five races yet to be called.
Democrats, who also kept control of the Senate, credited Biden for holding off a GOP tide.