DeSantis responds to possibility of joining Trump as VP

March 26, 2023

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) responded to reporters on Thursday who asked if he would be interested in joining former President Donald Trump as vice president on the 2024 election ballot.

DeSantis offered a clear response to the question without completely ruling out the possibility.

"An executive guy"

"I think I’m probably more of an executive guy," the governor answered. "I think that you want to be able to do things. That’s part of the reason I got into this job is because we have action."

"We’re able to make things happen, and I think that’s probably what I am best suited for," said DeSantis.

"Interesting speculation"

DeSantis also responded to whether he would want Trump as his running mate if he was the GOP nominee.

Calling it "interesting speculation," the governor focused on the larger national picture in 2024, highlighting concerns of Democrats gaining an advantage with Biden in office for a second term.

"The whole party, regardless of any personalities or individuals, you have got to be looking at 2024 and saying, if the Biden regime continues, and they're able to pick up 10-15 seats in the House and a Senate seat or two, this country is going to be in really, really bad shape," he said.

Trump also said this week that it's "very unlikely" he would consider DeSantis as a running mate.

“I’ve never thought of it. We have a lot of great people in the Republican Party. I’ve never thought of it; but you know some people every once in awhile mention it, but that’s about it," he told Newsmax.

The two conservatives are the top leaders in major polls so far for the 2024 GOP nomination. DeSantis has not yet announced whether he is running, while Trump was the first to announce his comeback bid.

The new comments from both candidates show that any DeSantis run would not include an option to run together, leading to a potential GOP war for the nomination.

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