Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has his eyes set on the 2024 presidential race, stated on Sunday that he wouldn’t be joining former President Trump’s ticket as a vice-presidential candidate.
In an appearance on Fox News’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” DeSantis was clear about his intentions: “I’m vying for the presidential seat.”
Highlighting his vision for the GOP, he said, “We require a leader who can potentially serve for eight years and who has the capability to secure states like Georgia and Arizona, which Trump struggled to win, unlike past GOP candidates like McCain and Romney who managed to clinch those states.”
This statement was made in light of Trump’s recent comments, where he appeared skeptical of finding a suitable vice-presidential candidate among the current GOP contenders.
Addressing his fellow Republican presidential hopefuls earlier in the week, Trump remarked, “They’re essentially applicants for various roles. They’re open to any position, even suggesting the vice-presidency. But honestly, I can’t identify a potential VP among them.”
Despite these interactions, Trump continues to be the GOP frontrunner for the 2024 presidential nomination, maintaining a substantial lead in the polls. Meanwhile, DeSantis’s popularity has seen a dip recently, though he was previously considered a strong contender against Trump.