Ep. 614 Vivek Rises, DeSantis Untouched, and Trump’s Arrest, with Knowles, Jashinsky, Comfortably Smug, and Cooke

Megyn begins the show by breaking down what the moderators did and didn’t do well at the GOP primary debate, how the candidates performed, and the Trump factor. Then, The Federalist’s Emily Jashinsky, Ruthless co-host Comfortably Smug, National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke, and The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles join to talk about the highlights and lowlights from the debate, how Vivek Ramaswamy was “the star” by getting involved in so many fights, how Gov. Ron DeSantis was mostly untouched by his competitors, why Sen. Tim Scott lost the debate, whether Ramaswamy vs. the GOP establishment will help him gain ground in the primary, Mike Pence’s role in the GOP primary and his messaging at the debate, how the candidates reacted when asked about pardoning former President Donald Trump if he gets convicted, DeSantis trying to figure out whether to be who he is or who he thinks he should be, Fox News not asking about gender ideology but asking about UFOs, Trump’s interview with Tucker Carlson, the truth about “hundreds of millions” of views on X (formerly known as Twitter), Trump’s presence and humor, whether the Carlson-Trump interview was successful counter-programming, how Trump hilariously roasted President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and more.