A former Republican who helped lead the charge against Trump in 2016, who was so obsessed with hating Trump that he left the Republican field altogether and became a Democrat, has suddenly found ‘strange new respect’ for Trump with the emergence of Governor DeSantis running for president.
I tend (perhaps foolishly) to discount the Alpha/Beta Male stuff.
DeSantis was always on Fox when Rupert was for him. Now he announces on Twitter when Elon's for him. Kind of Beta, no?
Trump does CNN town hall, goes into the (pseudo-) lion's den. Looks kind of Alpha, no?
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 23, 2023
Just amazing. Kristol can’t get enough of hating Trump until Governor DeSantis enters the 2024 race and nw he suddenly sees Trump as the better candidate? Wow.
Ben Shapiro writes:
How odd that the minute another Republican threatens Trump for the nomination, all the people who declared that Trump was a Threat To The Republic™ flip and now find Strange New Respect™ for Trump https://t.co/igPHkVjcen
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 24, 2023
Here’s a few more responses:
Billy, DeSantis is on Fox with @TGowdySC at 8:00 tonight. Trump is angry he's not getting his ass kissed, so he ran to no audience. A talentless "host" probably scares you, but it's hardly "Alpha-male" territory. https://t.co/Uw8DKHI8zV
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) May 24, 2023
Seems kinda Beta to vehemently rail against a guy for years as a threat to democracy and then publicly pine for his return. https://t.co/O2NEKCIpu3
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) May 24, 2023
Perfectly encapsulating how the fake conservatives of the past 20-30 years were always actually Democrats. There's zero daylight between this tweet vs. from the most ridiculous partisans from the Left. https://t.co/dkAQtKLrLJ
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) May 24, 2023