Former President Donald Trump said Monday he’d consider Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis as a 2024 running mate.
In an interview on the Fox Business Network show “Varney & Co.,” Trump told host Stuart Varney “there are numerous people that are great” for the No. 2 spot on the ticket — but quickly said “sure,” when asked about a possible run with DeSantis.
“I would certainly consider Ron,” he said. “I was at the beginning of Ron. I was the first one to endorse him when he came out as a congressman that a lot of people didn’t know and my endorsement helped him tremendously and I know him very well. He’s a great guy.”
“We have other great people,” he continued. “Look at some of the people that Republican people that have done a great job with states and you don’t see that with the Democrats. I mean, they kept their states closed and locked down, and the schools are closed. It’s just absolutely outrageous how they get away with it.”
A video of the conversation was posted by Mediaite.
Trump pointedly did not mention his former Vice President Mike Pence as returning to the ticket.
A Trafalgar Group poll last month found most Republicans would support DeSantis if Trump doesn’t run.
Varney then prodded Trump