Florida Governor Ron DeSantis quickly dodged a question from Eric Bolling on Newsmax when asked whether he would be Donald Trump’s vice president.
DeSantis joined Bolling on Newsmax on Thursday after announcing that he will run for US President in 2024.
When asked the question about being Trump’s VP, here is what DeSantis said:
“Well, first of all, I haven’t been a candidate, and so I’ve been doing my job in Florida. We just conducted the most effective legislative session, I would argue, in the modern history of the Republican Party.”
“If you look at all the things that we were able to take that were ideas that conservatives have wanted for a lot of time and bring it into reality and put it into law. So we’re very proud of that. But that had been my focus.”
“Now we’re going to be launching a blitz. We’re going to be in these early states. We’re really going to be all over the country bringing this message to our voters.”
“And I think at the end of the day, most of our voters obviously appreciate a lot of the things President Trump did. I do. I mean, he’s been attacking me a lot, but I still give him credit for the things that he did well, especially with the economy in the first three years.”
“But they also understand that you need someone that can serve two terms. You need somebody that’s going to be able to win and win big. And so I think we have a lot of folks that will consider somebody like me, who has proven to be very strong.”
Earlier this week, Trump blasted DeSantis declaring the Florida governor is doomed to fail in the general election after voting to overhaul entitlement programs.
Trump highlighted DeSantis’s support of legislation that hit Social Security and Medicare during his time in Congress:
“Ron DeSantis can’t win the General Election (or get the Nomination) because he VOTED TO OBLITERATE SOCIAL SECURITY, EVEN WANTING TO RAISE THE MINIMUM AGE TO 70 (or more!), VOTED TO BADLY WOUND MEDICARE, FOUGHT HARD, AND VOTED FOR A 23% “TAX ON EVERYTHING” SALES TAX,” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
Trump added that DeSantis “was, and is, a disciple of horrible RINO Paul Ryan, and others too many to mention.”
“He desperately needs a personality transplant, and, to the best of my knowledge, they are not medically available yet,” Trump added.
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Both DeSantid and Trump are residents of the same state. The constitution disallows Presidential running mates from the same state.
This issue arose when G W Bush and Duck Cheney ran. Cheney had a residence in Texas, but was registered to vote in Wyoming and was thus a resident of Wyoming.
I seem to recall Trump changing his residence to Florida.
I may be incorrect about Trump being a Floria resident, but I am correct about the constitution.