Trump doesn’t rule out running with DeSantis as his VP: ‘I get along with him’
Former President Donald Trump isn’t ruling out Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) as a running mate in a potential 2024 White House bid.
Asked in an interview with Newsmax’s Rob Finnerty on Thursday about the possibility of a “Trump-DeSantis” ticket in 2024, Trump noted that he has a good relationship with the Florida governor, before taking credit for his political success.
“Well I get along with him,” Trump said. “I was very responsible for his success, because I endorsed him and he went up like a rocketship.”
Trump has hinted for more than a year-and-a-half that he could mount another presidential campaign after losing reelection to President Biden in 2020. But DeSantis has also emerged as a possible contender for the GOP nomination as his national profile among Republicans has swelled in recent years.
While DeSantis has played off speculation about a 2024 presidential bid as a false narrative, he’s also declined on multiple occasions to rule out a run, even if Trump ultimately decides to launch a comeback campaign.
Behind closed doors, Trump has complained about DeSantis’s rumored political ambitions. Still, both men have insisted they still have a good relationship with one another, and the two were seen talking at a wedding in April at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla.
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