Donald Trump says it’s still ‘pretty unlikely’ Ron DeSantis is his VP pick
Without Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis takes the lead. but who knows? Image via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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If DeSantis hadn't run for president, VP would have been a 'distinct possibility.'

Those wishing for a Donald TrumpRon DeSantis 2024 presidential ticket don’t have much room for optimism.

On Monday’s edition of the Todd Starnes Show, the former President said it was “pretty unlikely” he would pick the Florida Governor as his running mate.

“I don’t like saying anything is like, impossible, but it’s pretty unlikely, I would think,” Trump said.

The former President suggested it would have been more likely had DeSantis not run for President.

“I was very surprised that he did,” Trump said. “Without that, it would have been a distinct possibility and people are getting to know him and I will let you talk about whether or not they like him

“But he certainly has gone down a lot in the polls and I’ve gone way up and we now have a very commanding lead but, you know, leads can be broken,” Trump added.

Both Trump and DeSantis have thrown cold water on the idea of a joint ticket in the past.

During a March interview on Newsmax, Trump said it would be a “very unlikely alliance” and that he “never thought of” DeSantis as a potential Vice Presidential pick.

DeSantis also has ruled out the understudy role.

“I think I’m probably more of an executive guy. I mean, I think that you want to be able to do things. That’s part of the reason I got into this job is because we have action, we’re able to make things happen. And I think that’s probably what I’m best suited for,” DeSantis asserted in March, also on Newsmax.

The Governor didn’t warm up to the even more unlikely prospect of Trump serving as his Vice Presidential running mate.

“I think that that’s interesting speculation,” DeSantis said in the same interview.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Dont Say FLA

    June 5, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    I would love to see DeSantis as Trump’s VP. Specifically I’d love to see DeSantis take the blame for Trump’s repeated loss and for Trump to sic ’em on DeSantis like he did with his last veep Pence. But this time, Proud Boys, make us proud. Please. Don’t fcuk it up like you did with Pence.

    • ryan lerman

      June 5, 2023 at 4:25 pm

      #DesantisisDone Don’t vote for him. He is a human trafficker.

  • TRUMP 20 to 25 years

    June 5, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    Trump’s VP is will also be his Prison B*tch.

  • Ocean Joe

    June 5, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    “When Florida sends its’ people, they’re not sending the best…”

  • PeterH

    June 5, 2023 at 6:01 pm

    Nothing to worry about! Trump will never win a National election! Additionally his clone DeSantis will never get elected by the American electorate.

  • Earl Pitts American

    June 5, 2023 at 9:47 pm

    Good evening America
    You rookies read a headline and think its true. You are so inexperienced and reactionary which are two things America hates about you dook 4 brains leftys.
    I, Earl Pitts American, recall that I was once inexperienced like you young +urds and am actually kind of feeling sorry for you dum @55s.
    So I, Earl Pitts American am going to toss you newbees a bone with some meat still left on it.

    Here, dook 4 brains lefty’s, is how you should be processing the information in the above story:
    1.)Trump finally realized the leftist controlled pollsters were just yanking his crank with all their fake polling showing Trump ahead.
    2.) Trump now believes Desantis has The Donald by the Short Curleys.
    3.) Trump now finally sees Desantis on The Donald’s team as the only way to a Trump POTUS.
    Finally: This method Trump choose to reach out to Desantis for help may seem crude and mean however if y’all had taken the time away from all your drinking and homer testical lovers and paid attention to Trump thats actually pretty nice for Trump.
    Y’ALL Dook 4 Brains will learn politics one fine day and be smart like me, Earl Pitts American.
    Good night dook 4 brains lefties dont go on strike because I, Earl Pitts Amerivan really enjoy kicking Y’all’s butts.

    • Joe

      June 5, 2023 at 11:31 pm

      This is not your best work, Earl. RUOK? Or just getting desperate?

      • Earl Pitts American

        June 6, 2023 at 10:02 am

        Good morning America, good morning all beloved members of my, Earl Pitts American Fan Club, good morning to all dook 4 brains leftys, and good morning to “Joe”.
        Our Mr. Buttinskey, “Joe”, is actually pretty smart (for a dook 4 brains lefty). Just look at what “Joe” is trying to do:
        “Joe” is smart enough to comprehend the pure solid gold wisdom of my, Earl Pitts American’s, posting of “Pure “D” Genious” which “Joe” replied to in a fake negative manner.
        The reason “Joe” did that – was a lame @55 attempt to keep my, Earl Pitts American’s, “Pure “D” genious” to himself…hopefull that his dook 4 brains lefty friends will all think; “”well if fellow dook 4 brains buddy “Joe” hates Earl’s post then I, as Joe’s dook 4 brains buddy buddy, can just save some time by not reading Earl’s post – thus allowing me, Joe’s dook 4 brains buddy, more time to engage in perverse $ex, over eating Mom’s mac&cheese + chickin nugs, video gameing, not showering for days on end – and stinking up the place, along with whatever else us dregs of society dook 4 brains leftys like to do while squatting in Mom’s basement.
        Long story short:
        “Joe” thus can use my, Earl Pitts American’s, “Pure “D” Knowledge Drop on the Nation”, on his fellow phat @55 dook 4 brains buddy buddy’s to pretend he is much smarter than “Joe” really is.
        America, I, Earl Pitts American, get a lot of this plagurism of the great wealth of superior knowledge which I, Earl Pitts American, possess in my superior brain, from all the major news networks, and an uncountable number of “Joe’s” each and every day.
        Thank you America for letting me vent some of the frustrations “Pure “D” ” genious’s such as myself, Earl Pitts American, must endure on a daily basis.
        Thank you America,
        Earl Pitts “It A’int Easy Being Me” American

        • Joe The Plumber

          June 6, 2023 at 11:51 am

          Thank you Earl,
          I had no idea what trials and tribulations you go through just to shine the bright light of the blessed city on the hill out over the entire planet as a beacon for all to see our American Exceptionalism. Keep the faith Earl dont let the haters steal your fire. Joe
          ps Earl I just got my acceptance email to be inducted as an honorary member for life into your esteamed Earl Pitts American Fan Club!!!!
          Will you be in attendance out in Vegas Earl? They are putting me up in an actual suite Elvis used while performimg out in Vegas. Thanks again Earl.

        • Elliott Offen

          June 6, 2023 at 4:03 pm

          👆 Anyone who even reads though that completely is an idiot.

  • Lex

    June 6, 2023 at 8:25 am

    If Trump had won the last Presidential election, then Desantis would not be running against Trump now, but he would be running on Trump’s coattails. Trump was horrible to a lot of Republicans during his first primary. Trump had no one run against him in his second primary. Trump lost the last national election, so it should not be just given to Trump, especially when great candidates have been getting ready for this election. Trump does not need to create enemies in this primary. Trump should prove he is still the man in an open primary. Trump has some baggage, and Trump has also been wronged by Democrats. But it is time to win, and it is time to win for a long time. Make the strongest ticket possible. Put Desantis as VP if you win the primary.

  • Michael K

    June 6, 2023 at 11:23 am

    Florida man X 2 = NO WAY.

  • Eduardo Dot Com 👍

    June 6, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    “Pretty unlikely” either one of them will be president. I suppose someone needs to eat though.. throwing out these meaningless headlines.

  • thelastbesthope

    June 6, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    Ron is ready if THEY take down Don, using either Lawfare or the JFK option. (THEY have done it before)

    If elections are allowed by the enemy in control of most of DC .. the voters will choose Trump.

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 7, 2023 at 8:08 am

      Why would anybody choose Trump? Any independents potentially feeling buyer’s remorse about Biden aren’t going to un-feel their buyer’s remorse about Trump, and they’re not going to forget Trump’s stolen election lies and they’re not going to forget Trump’s January 6th shenanigans. And if nobody wants Trump, they don’t want Rhonda The Mini Wannabee Trump either. GOP needs to get their shit together and find some way to sell their decent candidates to their indecent voters.

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