According to radio host Charlamagne tha God, a potential rematch between President Biden and former President Donald Trump in 2024 would be a “toss-up.”
In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital The Breakfast Club co-host provided criticism of the Democratic party saying it was “sad” Biden was their safest bet, in his opinion.
“I think it can go either way. 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,” Charlamagne said. “I just don’t see the bench that the Democrats have. 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 — ugh. I think that’s sad too.”
“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. You know, maybe it’s somebody that we’re not even really thinking about because they haven’t been in that long or, you know, but other than that, any of the players that we know, I don’t see it, man.”
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Charlamagne further commented on fellow prospective Democratic contenders challenging President Biden for reelection, including transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg.
“You know, he’s part of the LGBTQ community. So I think that gives him a lens of empathy that, you know, a lot of people may not have, so he’ll be able to see things from a lot of different people’s sides but, you know, I just don’t know if America will embrace him because of those same reasons,” the host explained. “I don’t know if [Americans] are ready to put a member of the LGBT community in that position. I really don’t.”
The radio host suggested Vice President Kamala Harris wouldn’t stand a chance against Trump or prospective GOP frontrunner Florida Governor Ron DeSantis if he announced his bid for the White House.
“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.”
“I think people are sleeping on Ron DeSantis,” Charlamagne continued, suggesting the Florida Governor posed a greater threat to Democrats than they believe. “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.
“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.”
The radio host suggested DeSantis posed a threat to former President Trump as well:
But I think what gives DeSantis a good edge is that he seems more stable. … 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. You know, it leads to too much anxiety. I don’t want to see him on Fox News every five minutes. I don’t want to see him on CNN every five minutes. I don’t want to see him on MSNBC every five minutes. And I think, you know, that nonstop media coverage is what helped him the first time. And I think that right now it’s just too many things going on in the world for us to be constantly worried about every single thing that is going on in the world of Trump.