(CBrief) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made an appearance on Newsmax with host Eric Bolling on Thursday and turned a lot of heads when the subject came around to a potential 2024 presidential run.
At one point during the interview, Bolling, a former Fox News host and contributor, asked the GOP governor about running for president or taking a back seat and running instead as a vice presidential candidate, presumably with Trump, who is leading in the polls and has been for the duration of Joe Biden’s presidency.
“Would you be willing to serve as vice president with Donald Trump?” Bolling asked.
After pausing for a moment, DeSantis said: “I think I’m probably, you know, more of an executive guy.”
“I mean, I think that you want to be able to do things. That’s part of the reason I got in, 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’m best suited for,” DeSantis noted further.
"I think I'm probably more of an executive guy. I think that you want to be able to do things," Gov. Ron DeSantis on the possibility of being Donald Trump's running mate. @ericbolling pic.twitter.com/9KprtllPP8
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Bolling pressed on, flipping the script: “Would you? In 2016, Trump ran for president. So did Lindsey Graham. So did Rand Paul. So did so many; so did Mike Pence. Trump tapped Pence. Would you, if you got the nomination, consider Donald Trump as a VP?”
“I think that that’s it’s interesting, interesting speculation,” DeSantis said with a chuckle, according to HuffPost.
“But, you know, I think that just beyond that, I do think, though, you know, we are in a difficult situation in this country because the left I mean, just think when Biden got in, if they had had two or three more Democrat senators, what they were going to do, they were going to eliminate the Electoral College, they were going to mandate ballot harvesting and eliminate voter ID across the country,” DeSantis added.
“And they were going to do things like make D.C. a state with like 52 senators. And so I think the whole party, regardless of any personalities or individuals, you got to be looking at 2024 and saying, you know, if the Biden regime continues and they’re able to pick up, you know, ten, 15 seats in the House and a Senate seat or two, this country is going to be in really, really bad shape,” he continued.