Trump says he would ‘certainly’ consider Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as his 2024 vice presidential pick

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Former President Donald Trump on Thursday said that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may be a possible vice-presidential pick if he chooses to run in 2024.

“He’s a friend of mine. I endorsed Ron, and after I endorsed him, he took off like a rocketship,” Trump said during an interview with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo. “He’s done a great job as governor.”

“A lot of people like that. You know, I’m just saying what I read and what you read. They love that ticket,” Trump continued. “But certainly, Ron would be considered. He’s a great guy.”

Trump’s comments come amid rumors that he plans to launch a presidential campaign for the third time. The former president has not made yet made a formal announcement, but on Thursday said he is “100%” thinking about a 2024 bid.

“The polls show that everybody wants me to do it,” Trump added.

Trump and DeSantis were close allies while he was in the White House and have remained in touch since the former president left office. In the past few months, DeSantis has made several visits to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Florida, attending fundraisers and parties. 

DeSantis himself has also been floated as a potential 2024 GOP presidential candidate, meaning he could end up being Trump’s competition. The Sunshine State governor has recently received hearty praise from Republicans for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida.

DeSantis’ office did not immediately return Insider’s request for comment.

Trump’s interview with Bartiromo, which followed President Joe Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress, also involved a conversation about the coronavirus pandemic, with Trump calling himself the “father” of COVID-19 vaccines.

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“We did a great job on COVID and get no credit for it,” he said.

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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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