Trump and DeSantis reluctant to become running mates in 2024

It is uncertain whether the Florida governor even wants to run in the next presidential election.

So far it remains uncertain whether Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will run for president in 2024. What does seem to be clear is that there will not be an alliance between him and his theoretically main rival, Donald Trump.

Both Republican Party leaders were recently questioned about the possibility of becoming running mates for next year's elections and both were reluctant to entertain the idea.

Donald Trump

The former president said in an interview that an alliance with the Florida governor would be "very unlikely." "We have a lot of great people in the Republican Party. I've never thought of it; but you know some people every once in a while mention it, but that's about it," he said.

Donald Trump, who takes credit for DeSantis' political boost in moving from being a member of Congress to running for Florida governor, has hinted that he feels betrayed that DeSantis is not supporting his third run for president.

"I appointed him. He was failing badly in the polls. He was out of politics. He was going to be out of politics, and I endorsed him, and he went from a very small number to a very high number. I had rallies for Ron, and we got him in. Then a couple of years later, they said, 'Would you run against the president for president?' He said, 'I have no comment.' I said, 'That's not supposed to happen,'" Trump said.

Ron DeSantis

The governor, who recently said he has yet to make a "final decision" on his candidacy for the presidency, hinted to a journalist that he is not interested in helping anyone in his campaign at the moment.

"I think I am probably more of an executive guy. 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," he said.