Here’s what you need to know…
As you may already know former President Donald Trump stole the show at CPAC recently and it was evident that he was the clear favorite among Republicans heading into 2024.
Trump was the clear leader and there is an obvious elephant in the room named Florida Governor Ron DeSantis that is breathing down Trump’s back.
This resulted in reporters for the Daily Caller asking Donald Trump about his opinion of Ron DeSantis and even if he would nominate DeSantis as his 2024 running mate if he is elected as the 2024 GOP presidential nominee.
The Daily Caller asked a series of question with the first one being about the recent attacks Trump has made on DeSantis. Trump was asked, “If Ron DeSantis is such a fraud, why did you endorse him for governor? Did you make a mistake?”
Trump then surprised everyone and said, “I’m very happy I endorsed him for governor, because the alternative would’ve been very bad. He was a disaster as it turned out — the alternative would’ve been very bad. Florida’s doing — Florida’s done well for a long time, and I’m very happy about that.”
Trump was then asked if he was going to pick DeSantis as his 2024 presidential nominee and Trump responded, “I’ve always had a great relationship with Ron. I was the one that made it possible for him to win. He was in a very low number and after I endorsed him, he went up by a lot and he asked me to do that. I’ve always had a good relationship with him. But it’s much too early to talk.”
There you have it. Trump believes it too early to say if DeSantis will be his 2024 running mate.
Me for @DailyCaller :
“If Ron DeSantis is such a fraud, why did you endorse him for governor? Did you make a mistake?”
Trump: “I’m very happy I endorsed him for governor…” pic.twitter.com/ocSPAKntEU
— Diana Glebova (@DianaGlebova) March 4, 2023