FLORIDA — For anyone still holding out hope for a presidential ticket that includes Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump, the takeaway from Eric Bolling’s interview with Florida’s governor is that it won’t happen.
When asked if he would consider running as Trump’s vice president – despite the personal and political jabs from the former commander-in-chief – DeSantis didn’t seem too enthusiastic.
“I think I’m probably more of an executive guy,” DeSantis told Bolling. “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.”
The response when asked about the unlikely prospect of Trump as his running mate made DeSantis pause, saying he thinks “it’s interesting, interesting speculation.”
PUSHING BACK ON “RINO” CLAIMS
Bolling pressed DeSantis to respond to those who have painted him as an establishment type or “RINO.”
“Other than laughing at it?” DeSantis replied. “All people have to do is open their eyes. There hasn't been a bolder governor in the country. I mean, who was taking on the establishment during COVID? Me.”
DeSantis went on to speak about his opposition to Fauci, the entrenched bureaucracy and the corporate media. He reminded Bolling that in the pursuit of protecting the rights of parents in the state, he had a run-in with Disney.
“I signed legislation to end Disney’s self-governing status in Florida, something nobody would have thought possible,” said DeSantis.
LOOKING AT 2024
The governor also made it clear that without a Republican in the White House in 2024, the country would be in really bad shape.
“You got to be looking at 2024 saying, you know, if the Biden regime continues and they’re able to pick up, you know, 10, 15 seats in the House and a Senate seat or two, this country is going to be in really, really bad shape, no doubt, no doubt.”