MSNBC’s Jen Psaki on Monday ripped the vast majority of Donald Trump’s Republican 2024 rivals over their obvious reluctance to criticize the previous president.
“It appears that evidently almost the entire severe contenders to tackle Trump have principally made the political calculation that it’s higher to face by him within the main,” mentioned Psaki, a former press secretary in Joe Biden’s White Home.
“However right here’s the factor: it’s not working,” she continued, noting how candidates similar to former Vice President Mike Pence, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) are nonetheless trailing frontrunner Trump within the polls.
Psaki acknowledged that criticism of Trump by former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson hadn’t precisely boosted their possibilities, however a minimum of they “have clearly made the calculation that they received’t be remembered as enablers by the historical past books,” she mentioned.
“The remainder of the sector, although, is able the place they’re successfully enabling a man who led an tried coup,” Psaki added. “And for what? To perhaps win a handful of delegates?”
“I’m like, severely asking you this. What are they attempting to get out of this?” mentioned Psaki. “Does Nikki Haley wish to be the vp that badly? Is Tim Scott hoping to be made secretary of commerce? What’s it? Ron DeSantis simply began his second time period as governor. Don’t even get me began on Mike Pence. I’ve completely no concept what he desires out of this.”