Friday, when asked about the 2024 presidential election, Kayleigh McEnany, the former press secretary for former President Donald Trump, provided an answer that some may have found surprising.
McEnany appeared on Friday’s episode of “America 180 with David Brody” to discuss her new book, “Serenity in the Storm,” but it was inevitable that she would be asked some political questions.
“How do you think this 2024 race is going to shape up?” Brody asked about 12 minutes into the 14-minute interview.
“We’ll see,” she said. “I think a lot of it is going to be defined by the debate stage. You know, Gov. [Ron] DeSantis has done a phenomenal job in Florida. He has a litany of achievements to list off.
“I think President Trump will say, ‘I’ve been there as president, I’ve done that, I can do it again,’ I think will be his argument,” she suggested. “We’ll see.”
McEnany then addressed recent polling data indicating that her former boss has a commanding lead over the man widely believed to be his most formidable opponent, the governor of McEnany’s native state of Florida.
“Polling suggests that President Trump has this wide lead, but I think once Gov. DeSantis declares, you’re going to see that lead … tighten,” McEnany predicted “He hasn’t even declared his candidacy yet.”
The former press secretary then made an apparent dig at former President Trump.
“I think it’s anyone’s guess [as] to how the primary’s going to go, but what I would say — and perhaps it’s Polyannaish to hope for — but I would love to get back to Reagan’s 11th Commandment, about not attacking a fellow Republican.
“We can do so on policy,” she said. “Let’s have policy debates all day. It makes us better, it makes us stronger. But if we can avoid the 2016 trappings that we saw on the debate stage, where it got — discourse got kind of low down there.
“I think it would be better for the party,” she explained.
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“Because Joe Biden, he doesn’t have a primary. Not a meaningful one. So he’s just looking forward to the general election and I really hope our party can move forward on a policy basis and give the American people a choice between two agendas.” CONTINUE READING…