Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he would not be open to taking on the role of vice president if former President Donald Trump asked him to be his No. 2.
Talking on’ ‘Sunday Morning Futures’ with Maria Bartiromo, the presidential hopeful from the Sunshine State said he has no plans to take on the role beside Trump.
‘No, I’m running for president,’ DeSantis told the FOX News host bluntly.
The curt answer comes as DeSantis is a staggering 31 points behind the former president in a recent Fox Business poll of GOP Caucus voters in Iowa.
It’s the second time Gov. DeSantis has shared his hesitation in becoming the VP, after previously telling Newsmax that he’s ‘more of an executive guy.’
During his appearance, DeSantis stressed that he is not interested in the idea of a backseat role in the coming election.
‘We need somebody that can serve two terms,’ he said.
‘We need somebody that can win states like Georgia and Arizona, which President Trump cannot do or did not do, even though candidates like McCain and Romney had no problem winning those states,’ DeSantis continued.
The statement from DeSantis comes after Trump recently jabbed at his fellow Republicans by saying he didn’t see a potential vice president in the race.
‘They’re all job candidates,’ Trump said on Wednesday.
‘They’ll do anything, secretary of something. They even say VP. I don’t know. Does anybody see any VP in the group? I don’t think so,’ he said.
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