An MSNBC column attacked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, labeling him as “the most dangerous figure in American politics.”
Columnist Michael A. Cohen warned about the “vindictiveness, cruelty, and demagoguery” of DeSantis.
Fox News reports:
Cohen began his piece with the declaration, “Ron DeSantis is the governor of Florida, a front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, and quite possibly the most dangerous figure in American politics.”
He then shared that DeSantis might be worse than President Trump in terms of getting his agenda done.
Cohen explained, “While it’s hard to imagine any politician wresting that title away from Donald Trump, DeSantis brings something to the table that Trump lacks — his ability to translate political vindictiveness, cruelty and demagoguery into policy results.”
“DeSantis has shown what a politician unmoored from fundamental democratic principles — and intent on waging political warfare — can achieve. It could become a model for Republicans across the country,” he warned, adding that this would end up “expanding Trumpism into alarming new territory.”
Cohen then concluded his warning with a final comparison to Trump, saying, “What he shares with Trump is a vindictive and demagogic streak, unquenchable ambition and a refusal to be weighed down by political norms or democratic traditions,” and that, “Like Trump, his time in office would be marked by repeated attempts to pit Americans against each other.”
Cohen explained how DeSantis is different from Trump, “DeSantis has the proven ability to follow through on divisive rhetoric. The complete package, DeSantis represents a terrifying future for America, and by 2025 it could become a reality.”