On Thursday (March 23), in response to a question about whether he’d be former President Donald Trump’s running mate in 2024, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis explained that he’s “more of an executive guy.”
DeSantis made the remarks to Newsmax, noting that his thoughts on being “an executive” guy stem from “want[ing] to be able to do things,” adding that one of the reasons he got into politics was to take action.
He noted that as Governor, he’s been “able to make things happen,” adding that it is “probably what [his] best suited for.”
Newsmax also queried whether DeSantis would want Trump as his Vice President should he win the 2024 GOP primary — a race he is yet to enter.
In response, DeSantis pointed out that the speculation was “interesting.”
The Florida Governor eluded to being open to that possibility, explaining that the GOP “regardless of any personalities or individuals” had to consider what would happen in 2024 should Biden win another term and Democrats “pick up 10-15 seats in the House and a Senate seat or two.”
DeSantis asserted that in that scenario, the country would be in “bad shape.”
The Florida Governor’s comments follow a trip to Iowa which heightened speculation that he would consider a 2024 race.
During the trip, he put further space between himself and Trump when he commented on the potential indictment Trump was facing in the Stormy Daniels case. DeSantis slighted Trump by noting he couldn’t comment on the particulars of the case because he hadn’t paid off an adult film star.