As Donald Trump continues to make his way around the nation in pursuit of securing the 2024 Republican nomination for President, there are plenty of questions remaining regarding just who his competition might be, and who’ll be running beside him as Vice President.
So far, only former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has entered the race for the GOP nomination, but her campaign is largely considered a long shot – particularly given just how well Donald Trump knows her.
Then there’s Florida Governor Ron DeSantis who very much appears as though he’ll be entering the race sooner rather than later and will likely be a far more competitive addition to the race.
But what about a Trump-DeSantis ticket for 2024? The two Republican stars addressed the possibility this week.
On separate occasions this week, the two Republicans addressed the possibility that they would run together for GOP nomination. However, both of them shot down the idea.
DeSantis said he sees himself as “more of an executive guy,” adding that he gets things done rather than leaving Americans with broken promises.
“I think I’m probably more of an executive guy,” the governor told Newsmax. “I think that you want to be able to do things. That’s part of the reason I got into this job because we have action. We can make things happen, and I think that’s probably what I am best suited for.”
He called the idea of having Trump as a running mate an “interesting speculation.”
“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 continued.
As for Trump?
Meanwhile, Trump said it is “very unlikely” he would recruit the Florida governor as his sidekick in 2024.
“No, I think that would be a very unlikely alliance,” Trump told Newsmax. “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 a while mention it, but that’s about it.”
The former President couldn’t help but pile on.
“He was failing badly in the polls. He was out of politics. He was going to be out of politics, and I endorsed him,” Trump said. “And he went from a very small number to a very high number. I had rallied for Ron, and we got him in. Then a couple of years later, they said, ‘Would you run against the president for president?’ He said, ‘I have no comment.’ I said, ‘That’s not supposed to happen.'”
A Trump aligned Super PAC has filed a legal complaint against DeSantis, suggesting that the Sunshine State lawmaker was running a “shadow campaign” for the White House, having not yet announced his intent to run but behaving just as a candidate would.
Become an insider!
Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.