Former President Donald Trump has suggested that current Florida GOP Governor Ron DeSantis would make a “good” Vice President, suggesting he is inclined to choose DeSantis as his fellow running mate in his 2024 campaign to retake the White House.
Trump was talking at a speaking tour event along with longtime Fox News TV host Bill O’Reilly in Florida. One Twitter user had the footage of Trump’s vice presidential discussions.
“I believe Ron would be good,” said President Trump about DeSantis, saying there were a “lot” of great people who would be great vice presidential candidates.
President Trump also discussed the prospect of running along with Mike Pence as his VP again, suggesting that a ticket with Mike Pence would be “hard.” Trump referred to his belief that Pence could have overturned the electoral college processed on Jan. 6th, referencing the negative reactions Pence got from some conservatives for not trying to block the congressional election certification.
“I believe Mike was badly hurt, with respect to everything that happened on January 6th… I believe he’s mortally wounded, to be frank. Because I see the reaction he is getting from some… They say, ‘why didn’t you just give it back to the legislatures?’”
Opinion polling has routinely revealed that Donald Trump has a decisive election lead in the incoming 2024 Republican primary, getting outright majorities of support which will likely deter Republican challengers from attempting nomination. Only the unpopular former GOP Governor Chris Christie has openly said he will run for President, possibly giving Trump a cakewalk to the national nomination.
Trump also said that a 2024 presidential campaign was a real possibility, reiterating his statement that he really won the 2020 presidential election. Donald Trump also defended the medical use of the covid vaccines, in a comment that got some boos from the large crowd that was there.
Trump did not mention deportations as an objective, which was his main overriding goal and theme of his 2016 campaign. Many people speculate that he has given up the drive for this agenda, choosing instead to redirect his supporters to other goals.
Author: Steven Sinclaire