Donald Trump hints at potential 2024 VP pick
President Trump has been an active force in Republican politics since leaving the White House in January 2021.
Posted on 1.7.2022
While he has inserted himself into many high-profile races, he has made very little comment on a possible 2024 bid for a second presidential term.
D. Trump said he would not officially announce his candidacy until after the 2022 election, for campaign finance reasons. Republican Party officials and consultants said they were relatively certain he would run.
On Thursday, President Trump gave an interview to Newsmax in which he discussed his potential campaign for the presidency in 2024.
During the interview, he was asked if he would do a joint ticket with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Trump seemed quite interested in the prospect, saying he has a “good relationship” with the popular Republican governor.
He was also asked about the possibility of DeSantis running against him.
The Epoch Times reports: President Trump has said he is not ruling out Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as a possible running mate in a potential 2024 presidential bid.
Asked in a Newsmax interview Thursday about a Trump-DeSantis ticket, Trump said he had a good relationship with the Republican governor.
“Well, I get on well with him,” Trump said. “I was very responsible for his success, because I supported him and he went up like a rocket”.
Trump was referring to his 2018 endorsement of DeSantis. And after Trump’s support, DeSantis’ support quickly grew before he beat Democrat Andrew Gillum.
Florida’s governor has often downplayed suggestions he’s running for president in 2024, saying he’s more focused on running the state.
“I don’t know if Ron is showing up, and I’m not asking him,” Trump told The New Yorker magazine in mid-June. “It’s his prerogative. I think I would win,” he added.