‘I’m not the number two guy’: Ron DeSantis says he won’t be Donald Trump’s vice presidential nominee unless he wins the 2024 GOP nomination – becoming Florida governor is vice president because it has more influence than the role of
- Ron DeSantis was in Wisconsin on Tuesday and was asked if he would consider running for Donald Trump’s vice presidential nomination.
- 44-year-old Florida Governor he said he was not interested in the role of vice presidentI felt I could do more if I stayed governor
- The Trump campaign responded sharply, saying DeSantis was “moody and sad because his numbers are as small as him.”
he was asked If he would consider being Trump’s Vice President.
“I don’t think so,” he said.
“I’m not the number two guy. I think I’m the leader.
GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA: I’ve been able to accomplish a lot. I think there are things you could probably do better by staying there than being a vice president with no real powers. ”
Ron DeSantis (pictured on June 6) has denied the possibility of becoming Donald Trump’s running mate.
Trump and DeSantis were spotted together in November 2019. The pair are currently in contention for the Republican nomination, with DeSantis trailing by a wide margin.
The Trump campaign reacted disparagingly to DeSantis’ remarks.
“Ron DeSantis doesn’t belong to anyone. He’s not ‘that guy.’ He’s just a ‘man,’ said Steven Zhang.
“Ron is just there, grumpy and sad because his number is as small as he is.”
Mr. DeSantis now trails Mr. Trump by a wide margin.
Rival, 77, holds 49.8% of Republican primary voters, while DeSantis himself has 21%.
The Florida governor, once seen as a rising star, has been plagued by allegations of poor campaign performance and lack of connection with voters.
DeSantis, 44, was asked by a podcast host who he was thinking of for vice president, but said the question was premature.
“Who would you recommend?” he asked.
“I’m taking it one step at a time and I think that will be appreciated over time.
“I think it’s a bit presumptuous to do that at this stage.
“I came here to win the early primaries. That’s the first thing we have to do.”
A campaign field sign depicting Republican presidential candidates Trump and DeSantis stands on the front yard in Racine, Wisconsin, on June 27.
Asked if he would consider Joe Biden’s Democratic rival RFK for vice president, DeSantis said that he and the notorious anti-vaccine RFK “collaborated on Fauci,” but seriously He said he felt there were too many differences to be political partners.
“I think there are issues we can agree on,” he said.
“But on a lot of issues, I think he’s a liberal Democrat, so I’m going to go with someone conservative.”
DeSantis has admitted he would support the eventual Republican nominee, even if it was Trump.
To participate in the first Republican presidential debate on Aug. 23, candidates must pledge to endorse the final candidate, whoever it is.
Trump has not said if he will sign the pledge.
Nikki Haley and Tim Scott said they would sign, but Mike Pence, Chris Christie and Vivek Ramaswamy all declined to give a clear answer.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-12289613/Im-not-number-2-guy-Ron-DeSantis-says-WONT-Donald-Trumps-running-mate.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 ‘I’m not number two’: Ron DeSantis says he won’t be Donald Trump’s vice presidential candidate