Stephen Colbert Reveals What Republican Insiders Really Think Of Ron DeSantis

The "Late Show" host spotted the one key factor that could end the Florida governor's presidential aspirations.
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Stephen Colbert pointed out that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is beating Donald Trump in some polls of Republican voters ― but “The Late Show” host also spotted a couple of factors working against DeSantis if he runs for president.

First, Colbert pointed to a report in Politico in which GOP insiders say that DeSantis “lacks charm.”

“Oh come on,” Colbert said in mock disbelief. “He’s got the smooth style of a nonplayable character in a PlayStation 2 game.”

But DeSantis has an even bigger flaw: His schmoozing game is weak.

“Ron is at his best on paper,” a Florida political leader told New York magazine last year. “Then you meet him and you say, ‘Oh, my gosh.’”

Colbert agreed — for a different reason.

“It’s true, DeSantis is best on paper,” he said. “Specifically, that roll by the toilet.”

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