Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has finally addressed whether he would consider an offer to serve as Vice President under Donald Trump and the answer may surprise you. Expressing his preference for leadership positions, DeSantis confirmed he would prefer to maintain his governorship than be Trump’s running mate, stating that the role of Vice President doesn’t carry substantial authority.
On the “Wisconsin Right Now” radio show DeSantis responded to the question of whether he would be Trump’s running mate:
“I don’t think so. I’m not a No. 2 guy,”
The Florida governor was later asked about who he considering as his own VP to which he stated:
“it’s a little bit presumptuous to be doing that at this stage,”
“I’m here to win the early primaries, and that’s what we’ve got to do first,”
Tensions between DeSantis and Trump have escalated recently, with Trump criticizing DeSantis’ campaign as being disorganized. This comes amid a backdrop of increasing disunity within the GOP, highlighted by former Vice President Mike Pence’s denouncement of Trump as unfit for presidency following the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack. Pence has since launched his own campaign, challenging his former colleague.