President Donald Trump is reportedly “listening” to advisers who are suggesting that he should consider Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis as his running mate for 2024.
A new report by Page Six indicates that, while Trump hasn’t said yes, DeSantis in the vice president spot isn’t completely out of the question after all.
According to many reports, DeSantis has been running his own shadow campaign for president, although he has denied it.
While he repeatedly refuses to confirm his presidential ambitions, he has denied wanting to run as Trump’s VP, stating during a Newsmax interview that he’s “an executive guy.”
However, DeSantis hasn’t specifically denied that he is thinking about running for president in 2024.
His failure to deny a 2024 run lends credence to the shadow campaign theory.
In addition, the governor is also named on most GOP 2024 primary presidential polls.
On most polls, DeSantis is losing to Trump.
But he frequently comes in second place, higher than many candidates who already declared, such as former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
Page Six reported:
A Trumpworld source tells Page Six, “Some of his supporters are suggesting he make a deal with DeSantis to make him VP, and he’s listening, but hasn’t agreed.”
The source added, “Supporters say the VP offer [would] stop DeSantis from opposing [Trump] and offer a ‘youthful conservative vigor’ to the slot, which Biden doesn’t have.”
The “scoop” went on to say that “so far, there’s no deal yet.”
This report could either have legs or could be immediately debunked by Trump if he decides to deny the report.
It would be an interesting development if it does happen but it does seem like a long shot for now.
Nevertheless, the move would be bad news for Democrats, who are enjoying the current infighting between DeSantis and Trump.
Meanwhile, Disney has just announced that it is suing DeSantis.
Disney files lawsuit against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis https://t.co/S4QufXiGvq
— WESH 2 News (@WESH) April 26, 2023
Disney has accused DeSantis of organizing a campaign of “government retaliation” in the lawsuit.
The new legal action sharply escalates the battle between the entertainment giant and the Republican governor.
The two sides have been fighting since Disney criticized a state parental rights law.
The lawsuit came after state officials voided a development deal involving the firm’s Florida theme park.