Ron DeSantis still doesn’t want to be Donald Trump’s VP
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'I don't think I'm a No. 2 guy.'

Those holding out hope for a Donald TrumpRon DeSantis 2024 presidential ticket should manage their expectations.

During an interview on Wisconsin Right Now, the Florida Governor said he wasn’t interested in a subordinate role.

“I don’t think so. I don’t think I’m a No. 2 guy. I think I’m a leader, Governor of Florida, I’ve accomplished a lot. I think I could do more staying there than being VP, which doesn’t really have any authority,” DeSantis said.

DeSantis previously 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 on Newsmax.

Trump, who has called DeSantis “disloyal” for months, likewise shot down the proposition as recently as last month.

On a June 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.”

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


  • DeSantis has taking a page out of the Nazi playbook

    July 12, 2023 at 9:11 am

    I don’t even know why people are talking to him about hypotheticals. He’s not going to win. Secondly, he could never be Donald Trump‘s wife’s presidential nominee because they both reside from the same state. Trump would have to change his residency back to New York, which he would never do with all the criminal charges.

  • Dont Say FLA

    July 12, 2023 at 9:15 am

    Executive types do not talk like ““I think I’m probably more of an executive guy. I mean, I think that you want to be able to do things.”

    Executive types talk like “I’m an executive. I do [an enumeration of actual things done, not just the word “things”]

    Rhonda is a solid number two.

  • Number Two Ronny Poo 💩

    July 12, 2023 at 9:22 am

    Number Two for sure 💩

  • My Take

    July 12, 2023 at 9:49 am

    There is one way Trump could get him (if they lived in different states).
    A secret–but written and signed–agreement by Trump -to resign in two or three years. DeSSantis gets to be president and run as an incumbant in 2028.

  • Eduardo Slaveen Salahuddin 👍

    July 12, 2023 at 10:18 am

    Orange Hitler will take a number two on Mini Hitler in 2024, and neither one will win.

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 13, 2023 at 1:09 pm

      Mini Hitler aka Litler

  • TJC

    July 12, 2023 at 10:46 am

    If and when Trump secures the GOP nomination, DeSantis will jump at the chance to be VP. It will be all he has left, unless he waits around post-governorship to try to snag a Senate seat from Rubio or Scott. No, he won’t wait. His best bet is to run as VP because he has nothing to lose — it will be Trump who is seen as the loser if their ticket fails. And DeSantis will get more of the national attention he craves. If they win, he will be the next GOP nominee after Trump’s final term in office expires. If the job is offered — if Trump doesn’t pick Nikki Haley or Tim Scott to get a female or Black on his ticket — DeSantis will eat the humble pie, take the job, and spin his decision as one that is best for the Party and the nation, a selfless act of duty over ambition, etc.

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 13, 2023 at 12:05 pm

      Humble pie won’t be the only thing eaten for Rhonda to get into the Trump VP slot. Rhonda will be slobbering that lil Mario Bros mushroom quite a bit for getting on the Trump ticket as VP. Or who knows, maybe the lil mushroom won’t like Rhonda. Maybe the lil mushroom will want Casey to earn Rhonda’s way, just like always.

  • Biscuit

    July 12, 2023 at 10:48 am

    He sure smells like number two to me! Either that or he stepped in it! Woof!

  • PeterH

    July 12, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    Mr. Cobb, Trump’s White House lawyer, states that the January 6th Trump planner indictments are coming very soon. Stay tuned!

  • Donald the VP

    July 12, 2023 at 1:21 pm

    Ron will have us believe Donald should be Ron’s VP? Ron inspires a lot of LOLs, but that is the biggest one yet. President Ron with Veep Donald J Trump. Yeah that sounds right. LOLOLOLOLOL

  • Earl Pitts American

    July 12, 2023 at 2:32 pm

    Good afternoon America,
    And I, Earl Pitts American, also dont want to be anyone’s VP either. I thought I may do the VP thing with The Ronald but then I, Earl Pitts American, realized I am a man of decisive action and cant play second fiddle to anybody. I have to be in charge.
    Thank you Amarica,
    Earl Pitts Amerivan

  • The smell that's around you

    July 12, 2023 at 4:27 pm

    Can you smell that smell? Oooh. That smell that’s all around you?

    It’s sour grapes.

    And you know what sour grapes make?


  • woken all up

    July 13, 2023 at 7:40 am

    With the shitshow that Rona has turned Florida into, we all think that he is exactly a “number two” guy. Rona De poop demon is us. Great job on fixing the homeowner’s insurance crisis, BTW Rona!

  • Wife Swamp

    July 13, 2023 at 11:59 am

    If Ron were to serve as Trump’s VP, that would give Real Melania a chance to make a man out of him. But she better hurry, presidencies only last 4 years; Plus, Trump’s aorta could implode like that tourist sub at any time, perhaps even as I type this.

  • Casey

    July 13, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    Ron it doesn’t matter what people are saying. You are MY number one. Don’t you listen to any of the nay sayers. Polls don’t matter. You can be whatever you want to be when you grow up. You are MY #1

    Shhhh y’all don’t tell Ron that being MY #1 makes him #2. Just shuddup about it or I stab you in your back in your sleep

  • Enough already

    July 13, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Both cannot be on the same ticket and constitutionally receive Florida’s electoral college votes, since both reside here and that won’t change. Florida’s electoral votes would be needed to assure victory to any Republican ticket. The idea of any ticket with both of them on it is irresponsible press speculation.

  • JD

    July 14, 2023 at 12:21 pm

    This has nothing about number 2. It’s all about knowing Trump would sacrifice his “Meatball” to the storming mob if he thought it would help him.

    • Dont Say FLA

      July 14, 2023 at 2:46 pm

      Trump will do that if he wants regardless of whether Rhonda is his VP or his competition or just some random person Trump wants to pick on.

  • Dr. Franklin Waters

    July 14, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    He’s going to be completely irrelevant guy pretty soon.

    He has absolutely zero chance at the GOP Nomination, and Biden will win a second term. Easily. In 2 years, Ron DeSantis will be another NewsMax talking head, crying about “Wokeism” to a bunch of dying Baby Boomers who still have cable.

  • To be or not VP

    July 14, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    Rhonda doesn’t want to be Trump’s VP. No sense joining the losing team. I think Rhonda wants to be Biden’s VP.

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