DeSantis rejects the possibility of being Trump’s vice president, why?

MIAMI.- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, would not accept the position of vice president in the hypothetical event that Donald trump would once again occupy the White House as presidentafter winning the elections in front of Joe Biden, spokespersons for the Florida president’s campaign said on Tuesday.

“No, Ron DeSantis has made it very clear that he is in this to be president of the United States and not to be someone who does some things for the American people,” said DeSantis campaign spokeswoman Carly Atchinson.

In an interview on Newsmax, the spokesperson added that “if Donald Trump wants to be vice president, maybe we could talk about that, but Ron DeSantis is running for president. “He is not running for vice president or to be part of anyone’s cabinet.”

To which he added: “We need someone who can come in and serve for eight years,” he said, in clear reference to DeSantis, who would have the opportunity to serve the country for two terms.

However, the Florida governor is in second place in Republican polls with around 13%, compared to Trump who is increasingly solid in his numbers. In a recent poll, the former president obtained around 60% favorability.

Trump rejects DeSantis

For his part, Trump stated that he “never thought” about considering DeSantis as vice president in the 2024 race.

In the recent past, Trump had praised DeSantis on several occasions and acknowledged that he was one of the possible vice presidential candidates he had in mind.

“Ron is a friend of mine. He’s a great guy. He is doing a great job as governor. Many people, as you know, want him as vice president. Certainly, he is someone he would consider,” Trump told Fox News in 2021.

Things have changed, and Trump commented in August that he would consider businessman Vivek Ramaswamy for vice president. However, the candidate stated that his immediate future is in the private sector and that he does not want to be “number two or three in the federal government.”

DeSantis’ position is related to his increasingly constant criticism of former President Trumpwhom he has even questioned about his age and alleged unfulfilled campaign promises when he served as president.