Bill Maher Tells DeSantis, ‘Let’s Face It Ron, If This Campaign Was Going Well, You Wouldn’t Be on This Show’

Bill Maher gave Ron DeSantis a brutal reality check on Friday, telling the Republican presidential candidate, “Let’s face it Ron, if this campaign was going well, you wouldn’t be on this show.”

“The debate, it was a shitshow,” said Maher to DeSantis on Real Time with Bill Maher. “I heard you won, I heard the polling said you won. What did you win? No, honestly. With Trump not in the race, what did you win?”

DeSantis replied, “In the midst of all the show that happened. I was the one guy that people said, ‘You know what, this guy’s actually acting like a president,’ when the rest were not.”

Maher then said, “Why run against Trump? You’re trying to thread this needle that will never happen,” before adding, “I mean, let’s face it Ron, if this campaign was going well, you wouldn’t be on this show.”

DeSantis responded with a nervous laugh and insisted, “That’s not true.”

He continued:

One, I don’t think he could win the election. I could win the election. Two, I don’t think he could actually get the job done that we need to do. For example, Covid. I think we need accountability for what this government did to this country with the Covid restrictions, mandates, and lockdowns. Donald Trump is not gonna do that. He says he did everything right!

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