Watch Trump’s interview with David Brody at The Water Cooler
What’s this interview about?
President Donald Trump was interviewed at The Water Cooler, hosted by David Brody. Trump and Brody talked about many political personalities and heavyweights. Brody also asked about Trump’s opinion on Mike Pence and Ron DeSantis being in the 2024 elections.
The interview is dense with Trump’s opinion on the transgender movement, Israel, Afghanistan, Covid, Fauci, China, Ukraine, Biden and much more as we will be discussing in this article.
By far, the most recurring questions in this interview were about political personalities, specifically, Mike Pence and Ron DeSantis.
Major highlights of the interview
After a few welcoming questions, Mr Brody asks Trump if he thinks that Biden should go through a test to see if Biden is mentally unfit for his position and if he thinks the 25th Amendment should be evoked.
Trump laughs at the question at first, and whilst giggling, he says “It’s such a nice question,” to which both Brody and Trump share a laugh (Brody’s laugh is extra awkward).
Then, Trump gets into a serious tone of voice and says that so much is important right now and that someone who is running for office should at least be smart. He then cites some people in politics who are good and some bad, then, he states that the commonality between them is the fact that they are all sharp and smart. He also claims that Biden should take a test to see his intelligence, but refuses to speculate on Biden’s intelligence, as he thinks it is more important for Biden to take a test than for him to speculate.
Trump further reiterates his point by saying that the media call him a dictator and all sorts of things, but they don’t call him stupid. He also says that the war in Ukraine would have never happened if it was him running the country. He then states that the US is going to hell under the rule of people like Biden. He proves his point by saying that the way they got out of Afghanistan was horrible and that it was one of the worst decisions Biden ever made. He also says that the Taliban are now the number one exporter of guns and ammunition because of the $85 Billion dollars of arms the US left them with. Then, after a question about the ministry of truth from Brody, Trump veers the conversation into Truth Social and its success for an uncomfortable amount of time, by saying that he has his own ministry of truth.
Trump then talks about Truth Social for a long (and uncomfortable) time, while Brody struggles to sneak in a question about Elon Musk. When Brody finally succeeds in asking the Elon Musk question about him and Twitter, Trump responds by saying that he likes Elon and he has helped him out when he had difficulty. Then, Trump does what he does best, he veers the conversation into Truth Social by saying that Elon shouldn’t be on Twitter and that he has Truth Social. Then he talks about Truth Social being a competitor to Facebook and Twitter.
Trump also claims that the transgender movement is not the way it should be. Brody then asks Trump if he and Ron DeSantis were both in the 2024 elections and if Ron would have a chance.
To this, Trump responds by saying that he and Ron have a very good relationship and that he likes him a lot. He also states that he gave credence to Ron’s victory, as when Ron was not endorsed by Trump, he had 3 points, when Trump did support him, Ron went to 71. Let’s see what Trump likes about him.
About Ron DeSantis
On September 14, 1978, Ronald Dion DeSantis was born. He is an American politician and attorney who has served as Florida’s 46th governor since 2019. DeSantis served in the United States House of Representatives for Florida’s 6th district from 2013 to 2018, before becoming governor.
DeSantis was born in Jacksonville but spent most of his boyhood in Dunedin, Florida. He is a Yale University and Harvard Law School graduate. DeSantis entered the US Navy in 2004 and rose through the ranks to lieutenant before becoming an advisor to SEAL Team One and was deployed to Iraq in 2007.
DeSantis was elected to Congress for the first time in 2012, defeating Democratic challenger Heather Beaven. He was a founding member of the Freedom Caucus and a renowned friend of President Donald Trump during his time in Congress. DeSantis has been vocal in his criticism of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. In 2016, he ran for the United States Senate but dropped out as incumbent Senator Marco Rubio sought reelection.
DeSantis underlined his support for Trump throughout his 2018 gubernatorial race. In August, he received the Republican nomination, and his running companion was state lawmaker Jeanette Nuez. A machine recount was ordered because the general election results between DeSantis and the Democratic nominee, Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, were so close. With a 0.4 per cent margin of victory, DeSantis was declared the winner.
DeSantis on Covid 19
DeSantis’ handling of the COVID-19 outbreak has received varied opinions from scientists and the media. DeSantis’ handling of COVID-19 in Florida was originally controversial with Florida voters: as of May 2020, he was the only U.S. governor whose popularity rating has dropped since COVID-19 swept throughout the country. After a few months, however, DeSantis’ refusal to enforce limitations in response to the outbreak earned him more support, particularly among Republican voters. He received relatively good approval ratings by February 2021, ranging from 51 per cent to 64 per cent.
DeSantis was named the most “politically ascendant” governor in the US by Politico in March 2021, citing his controversial policies as “short of or even the reverse of destructive” at the time, while Florida “fared no worse, and in some ways better, than many other states.” However, by August 2021, Florida had surpassed New York as the state with the most COVID-19 hospitalizations per capita, because of a surge in new cases.
The Sun-Sentinel reports that “DeSantis, who got his position because of Trump’s early backing, took a stance that aligned with the president’s and his large network of followers. Unfavourable facts were concealed, harmful disinformation was spread, public health experts were fired, and scientific dissidents who backed the governor’s approach to the epidemic were elevated.” In both instances and fatalities per capita, Florida ranked 27th out of 50 states in April 2021.
From March to September 2020, research published in the American Journal of Public Health discovered significant underreporting of COVID-19 mortality in Florida. Similar underreporting has been observed across the country, according to experts.
DeSantis vetoed a statewide face mask law, delayed the implementation of stay-at-home orders, and allowed his own stay-at-home order to expire in April. When the coronavirus killed almost 5,800 people in Florida in July 2020, DeSantis mostly ignored health professionals and scientists, according to The Washington Post, relying instead on his wife, a former television reporter, and his chief of staff, a former hospital CEO.
Early in the pandemic, DeSantis bragged about Florida’s low number of COVID-19 infections and chastised those who complained that the state’s sluggish response to the virus was inadequate. Experts suggested that delaying lockdown would significantly raise COVID levels in Florida, making it vulnerable to becoming a new hotspot.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention secretly informed DeSantis on March 8 that COVID-19 had already spread throughout the state. The next day, he openly disputed that COVID-19 had spread throughout the state of Florida. On March 10, government official Anthony Fauci acknowledged that community spread had occurred in Florida. Only on March 14 did DeSantis confirm Florida’s community spread.
In an April 2020 discussion in the Oval Office of the White House, President Donald Trump and Governor Ron DeSantis discuss coronavirus preventive measures in Florida.
Florida has 6,741 confirmed COVID-19 infections by the end of March 2020. Because the Trump administration had not suggested it, DeSantis stated that he would not issue a statewide stay-at-home order. He ordered all Floridians to stay at home for 30 days, with exceptions for vital services and activities, starting April 1.
He was chastised for falsely claiming on April 9 that COVID-19 had caused no deaths in people under the age of 25 in the United States. After opponents pointed out the inaccuracy, DeSantis apologized and stressed that no one under the age of 25 has died from the virus in Florida.