'I would certainly consider Ron': Trump said Florida Gov. DeSantis is a potential running mate in 2024

The former president said that DeSantis is an option for a potential VP in the next presidential election.

'I would certainly consider Ron': Trump said Florida Gov. DeSantis is a potential running mate in 2024
PHOTO VIA WHITE HOUSE/FLICKR

Donald Trump might consider Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for a running mate, should he take another shot at the White House in 2024.

The former president — who has to make the most of his occasional appearances on television as his social media busy box has been taken away — said that DeSantis is an option for a potential VP in the next presidential election. During a call with Fox Business' Stuart Varney, the current Florida resident praised the governor's handling of the coronavirus crisis (or lack thereof).

"I would certainly consider Ron," Trump said. "I was the first one to endorse him when he came out as a congressman that a lot of people didn't know. My endorsement helped him tremendously. I know him very well, he's a great guy."

We don't think DeSantis should count these particular chickens just yet. Beyond Trump's typical penchant for agreeing with the last thing that was said, he quickly moved away from any indication that DeSantis was his top pick.

"We have other great people," he said. "You look at some of the people, Republican people, that have done a great job with [their] states."

This article first appeared at our sister publication Orlando Weekly. 

Support local journalism in these crazy days. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you up to the minute news on how Coronavirus is affecting Tampa and surrounding areas. Please consider making a one time or monthly donation to help support our staff. Every little bit helps.

Subscribe to our newsletter and follow @cl_tampabay on Twitter. 

Scroll to read more Florida News articles
Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected]