In an exclusive interview with Newsmax, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was asked whether or not he would like to be Donald Trump’s vice president.
DeSantis said he has no interest in being Trump’s running mate.
“I think I’m probably more of an executive guy,” DeSantis said on “Eric Bolling The Balance.”
“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.”
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“We’re able to make things happen, and I think that’s probably what I am best suited for,” DeSantis added.
Ron DeSantis laughed when asked if he'd accept a Trump VP offer in an interview with Newsmax. "I think I'm probably more of an executive guy." https://t.co/ENFX82dhwE
— Axios (@axios) March 24, 2023
"I think I'm probably more of an executive guy. I think that you want to be able to do things," Gov. Ron DeSantis on the possibility of being Donald Trump's running mate. @ericbolling pic.twitter.com/9KprtllPP8
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) March 24, 2023
Host Eric Bolling asked, since DeSantis has yet to announce — current Florida law would force him to step down as governor if he did — would he entertain an invitation from a prospective GOP-nominee Trump to be his vice president?
He laughed it off with the response above. And, as for asking Trump to be his vice president if he were to be nominated, DeSantis smiled and called it “interesting speculation” before pivoting like a polished politician.
“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,” DeSantis said.
In the 18-minute interview, DeSantis hailed his achievements in Florida, saying he has given Republican leaders a “blueprint” to follow.
“As problematic as our country has been over the last couple of years — it seems like all these guys get these things wrong — if you have the right principles and you have the ability to lead, and you’re willing to show the courage to do it, you can achieve good things,” DeSantis told Bolling.
Sebastian Gorka criticized DeSantis for his recent comments about the potential Trump indictment.
“He does this snarky thing – he has to talk about hush money for porn stars and get giggles from the peanut gallery. It’s an NDA, Ron. I signed an NDA with President Trump in 2015, and I ain’t no porn star,” Gorka said.
Ron DeSantis appears on Newsmax, then immediately gets slammed by the next guest on the same show. (Video: Newsmax) pic.twitter.com/9LNFkn0VSs
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) March 24, 2023
President Trump was asked on Newsmax about DeSantis not considering to be his vice president.
“Was that ever an option for you?” Trump was asked.
“No, I never thought of it. I think that we have a lot of great people in the Republican Party. I never thought of it. But, you know, some people every once in a while mentioned it, but that’s about it,” Trump responded.
“People don’t know this about Ron: Ron was a disciple of Paul Ryan. And Paul Ryan was a loser,” Trump commented.
DON ON RON: Trump speaks about the chances that there ever could have been a 'VP DeSantis,' and exposes what "people don't know" about the Florida Governor.
Watch the full Trump interview from #RobSchmittTonight: https://t.co/MPFWXU5PGI pic.twitter.com/qnuIPKFGoz
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) March 25, 2023
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