Ep. 709 Trump Wins NH But Haley Fights On, with Victor Davis Hanson, Comfortably Smug, Michael Moynihan

Megyn is joined by Ruthless co-host Comfortably Smug and The Fifth Column co-host Michael Moynihan to discuss former President Donald Trump’s victory in the New Hampshire primary, whether Nikki Haley’s 11-point loss could still be seen as a victory for her, Haley’s “cringe” and confusing speech that sounded like she won, the path ahead heading into South Carolina, whether Trump is actually a moderate, Trump referring to Haley’s speech the NH results as “bullsh*t,” Trump’s relationship with the “fake news media,” Trump’s master marketing to co-opt the “democracy” framing, MSNBC freaking out about Trump’s victory speech, Trump’s awkward comments about Sen. Tim Scott’s engagement and “hate” for Haley, Scott’s awkward response, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ more measured support of Trump after dropping out, and more.

Then, Victor Davis Hanson, author of The End of Everything, joins to discuss new polling about American ‘elites’ and how they see the world, why the elites hate and fear Trump, what Trump can do to continue building a wide coalition, the immigration crisis at the U.S. southern border, why Trump appeals to the working class, how his authenticity is the key to his success, CNN commentator Van Jones saying President Joe Biden isn’t a good “messenger” and should “stay hidden,” Biden’s inability to debate and communicate, the mischaracterization of Trump supporters, and more.