Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is not making any presidential campaign announcements before the end of his state’s legislative session, but he is sure talking like he will be throwing his hat in the 2024 GOP presidential primary race.
And, he told Newsmax in an exclusive interview Thursday night, you can forget about him working with former President Donald Trump.
“I think I’m probably more of an executive guy,” DeSantis told “Eric Bolling The Balance.” “I think that you want to be able to do things. That’s part of the reason I got into this job is because we have action.
“We’re able to make things happen, and I think that’s probably what I am best suited for.”
Host Eric Bolling asked, since DeSantis has yet to announce — current Florida law would force him to step down as governor if he did — would he entertain an invitation from a prospective GOP-nominee Trump to be his vice president?
He laughed it off with the response above. And, as for asking Trump to be his vice president if he were to be nominated, DeSantis smiled and called it “interesting speculation” before pivoting like a polished politician.
Gov. @RonDeSantisFL: “I care more about securing our own border in the United States than I do about the Russia-Ukraine border and it seems like the Establishment…ignore the problems we have here at home” pic.twitter.com/0FdVtNich7— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) March 24, 2023
“The whole party, regardless of any personalities or individuals, you have got to be looking at 2024 and saying, if the Biden regime continues, and they’re able to pick up 10-15 seats in the House and a Senate seat or two, this country is going to be in really, really bad shape,” DeSantis said.
In the 18-minute interview, DeSantis hailed his achievements in Florida, saying he has given Republican leaders a “blueprint” to follow.
Gov. @RonDeSantisFL slams the Establishment's reckless Ukraine agenda amid our crisis of military readiness:— DeSantis War Room 🐊 (@DeSantisWarRoom) March 24, 2023
“If you’re sending all this stuff over…what is that doing to our current weapons stockpiles here in the United States? And the fact of the matter is, they’re declining.” pic.twitter.com/WeBoeKHWZe
“As problematic as our country has been over the last couple of years — it seems like all these guys get these things wrong — if you have the right principles and you have the ability to lead, and you’re willing to show the courage to do it, you can achieve good things,” DeSantis told Bolling.
“We’ve done that in Florida. People have responded. So, we’re proud of that.” Continue reading at Newsmax.