“No, I’m running for president.”
That’s the five-word response Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis — who is also running for president — gave when asked recently if he had any interest in potentially being former President Donald Trump’s 2024 running mate.
During an interview on Fox News, DeSantis said he would not be willing to be Trump’s running mate, assuming Trump secures the GOP nomination and it was offered to DeSantis.
Bartiromo asked, “If President Trump came to you and said let’s partner up, you be my VP would you do it?”
After shooting down the idea, DeSantis said: “We need somebody that can serve two terms. We need somebody who can win states like Georgia and Arizona, which President Trump cannot do or did not do, even though candidates like McCain and Romney had no problem winning those states. We need somebody who, and I’m the only one running including Donald Trump, everything I’ve promised the voters that I would do as governor of Florida, I’ve delivered on.”