Do you think President Trump could have had a better second in command than Mike Pence?
Well, apparently President Trump himself believes so.
In his most recent interview, President Trump floated the idea of running with Ron DeSantis as his running mate in 2024.
To be clear, President Trump has not announced a 2024 presidential bid.
However, he has hinted very strongly that he is running again… or at least very strongly considering running again.
If he is indeed going to run in 2024, President Trump is waiting for the perfect timing to make the announcement.
But it appears that he is testing the waters now to see how the base responds to Ron DeSantis as a running mate.
More details on this developing story below:
TRUMP DESANTIS 2024 IS A WINNING TICKET…Change my mind. pic.twitter.com/fn3kHFMOHv
Obama and Biden gave us Trump and Pence. Biden and Kamala will give us Trump and DeSantis.
— AMABLACKPATRIOT (@DrShayPhD) April 29, 2021
Trump DeSantis 2024: America's Dream Team! https://t.co/nl0sVNwTra
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) April 29, 2021
Trump would bring his coalition of patriots to the table.
DeSantis would deliver swing states such as Florida as well as people who approve of his common sense policies.
In the midst of government overreach during COVID-19, DeSantis has proven that a conservative approach to governing works in all circumstances.
The Epoch Times has more details on Trump’s 2024 preview:
Former President Donald Trump said he is floating a 2024 run and could consider Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as a potential running mate.
“I endorsed Ron and after I endorsed him he took off like a rocketship,” the former president told Fox Business on Thursday. “He’s done a great job as governor. I’m saying what I read and what you read, they love that ticket. Certainly, Ron would be considered. He’s a great guy.”
If Trump doesn’t run, DeSantis has been considered a potential GOP frontrunner for 2024. The Florida governor has been praised by numerous Republicans for his move to lift all COVID-19-related restrictions in his state in September, making Florida one of the most open states.
“I ran twice, and the second time I got 12 million more votes than the first time,” Trump also remarked in the interview.
The former commander-in-chief, however, did not make a definitive prediction in the interview about running again. If he makes an announcement too early, it “has a big impact on fundraising and many other things.”
“It’s a little bit of a crazy, complex thing,” Trump added in the interview. “The whole fundraising contribution stuff is ridiculous; the laws are so archaic and stupid, frankly.”
Separately, Trump encouraged Republicans to “have courage” and “keep fighting” against the Democrats’ agenda.
“It’s going to happen,” he said. “We’re going to turn it around. They’ve gone too far. They can’t get away with this. We can’t allow them to get away with this. They’re destroying our country. Have courage. It’s going to happen. I’m with you.”
It came after President Joe Biden’s first speech to Congress on Wednesday night, where he pushed a vision of more government investment funded by the wealthy. He made a plea to raise taxes on corporations and high-earning Americans to pay for his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan.
“It’s time for corporate America and the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans to pay their fair share … just pay their fair share,” Biden said.
The different between President Trump and Joe Biden could not be any clearer.
Trump put America First through economic initiatives that benefited every single American citizen.
Biden, on the other hand, has appeared to divide the country, even as he claims to be a “uniter.”
Should Trump pick DeSantis as a running mate, we have a feeling that DeSantis would be a much more energizing running mate than Kamala Harris.
— Maria Bartiromo (@MariaBartiromo) April 29, 2021
This would be the ultimate dream team to save America! https://t.co/KYg66ty4cM
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) April 29, 2021
Many of the leading conservative commentators are sharing their seal of approval.
If Trump is indeed previewing 2024 to see how the base responds, it appears that the MAGA movement is a big fan of Ron DeSantis.
Fox News is also confirming the tease:
Donald Trump revealed on Thursday that he is “100%” thinking about running for president again in 2024 and would “certainly” consider Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as his running mate.
The former president made the comments during an exclusive interview on “Mornings with Maria” on Thursday, the morning after President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress during his most high-profile speech to the nation yet, on the eve of his 100th day in office.
Trump noted that DeSantis is “a friend of mine” and “a great guy.”
“I endorsed Ron and after I endorsed him he took off like a rocket ship,” Trump continued. “He’s done a great job as governor.”
A spokesman for DeSantis did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Former President Trump also discussed his platform for a potential 2024 run, which he said would include protecting the Second Amendment, the border, tax increases and the energy industry.
During the exclusive interview with host Maria Bartiromo, Trump blasted President Biden for excluding the border crisis from his address.
“He didn’t discuss the border,” the former president told Bartiromo when asked what “struck” him about Biden’s speech on Wednesday night.
Trump pointed out that “tens of thousands of people are pouring into our country” at “a level that has never been seen before.” He noted that those “pouring into” the U.S. include criminals and that the Biden administration “is doing absolutely nothing” to stop them.
“It’s out of control,” Trump said, warning that if the situation continues “it will destroy our country.”
A White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
President Biden has scrapped a number of former President Trump’s immigration policies, which included the construction of the border wall and having asylum seekers remain in Mexico instead of staying in the U.S. while they wait for their cases to be heard.
The moves have led to a record surge in migrants, including unaccompanied minors, that has strained capacity at immigration facilities in recent weeks.
“They have to finish the wall,” Trump stressed. He noted that the border wall “would have been completed if I didn’t get sued by Congress and the Democrats every single moment.”
Trump also pointed out that the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy was “a great thing,” but the Biden administration “gave it up” and “now everyone is pouring into our country.”
He also blasted Biden’s energy policies, noting that the U.S. was energy independent for the first time and “we’re not going to be energy independent in a couple of months.”
“Your gasoline prices, look what’s happening to them. They’re going up, through the roof in a short period of time,” Trump said. “I had them down below $2 and we still had a strong energy industry. Now they’re [the Biden administration is] laying everybody off.”
Trump pointed to President Biden’s energy actions, which have included the cancelation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline project.
According to a study from the State Department, 26,100 indirect and direct jobs would have come from the Keystone XL pipeline project, through its construction and supply chain that provides lodging, food and health care to workers in small towns across several states.
So what do you think?
Do you approve of Ron DeSantis?
And could a Trump/DeSantis ticket beat Biden/Harris?
Let us know in the comments below!
We’d love to hear your perspective on the potential race.