WATCH: ABC's Karl Outlines the 'Spectacular Failure' of DeSantis' Presidential Run

Just a few short years ago, Ron DeSantis was considered one of the Republican party's great hopes for the future. And the Florida Governor decided to go head-to-head with the Donald Trump for the Republican nomination. 

Amazingly, DeSantis didn't even make it out of January as Trump dominated the Iowa Caucus. On Sunday, the Florida Governor announced that he was dropping out of the race. During a morning spot on ABC, Jon Karl broke down the candidate's failure. 

"This was a spectacular failure, one of the greatest in all American politics," Karl said. "DeSantis, if you go back to about a year ago, was actually beating Donald Trump... He spent some $150 million, if you count the money from his super PAC, and he did nothing but go down and down and down."

The reporter also discussed how difficult a time Donald Trump is having cognitively. He told George Stephanopoulos:

"Donald Trump is truly confused about who Nikki Haley is, thinks somehow that she was in charge of security at the Capitol on January 6th. We've seen him confuse Joe Biden with Barack Obama, he thinks that he beat Obama. We saw at one point, he talked about how Biden was going to get us into World War II... There have been several moments on the campaign trail where he has seemed, quite frankly, out of it."

Watch the segment below, courtesy of ABC: