(RepublicanInformer.com)- If Donald Trump runs for president again in 2024, it’s likely he will do it with a new running mate. Among his top choices is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
In a wide-ranging interview with Fox Business on Monday, the former president said, “Sure, I would,” when he was asked whether he would consider DeSantis to be his new running mate. Many people have speculated that Trump would pick someone other than his former vice president, Mike Pence, to be his running mate if he decided to run again.
On that topic, Trump didn’t address the Pence situation directly, instead saying:
“But, you know, there are numerous people that are great. I would certainly consider Ron. I was at the beginning of Ron. I was the first one to endorse him when he came out as a congressman that a lot of people didn’t know, and my endorsement helped him tremendously, and I know him very well. He’s a great guy.”
Trump remains the top choice for Republicans to head up the ticket in 2024, according to recent polling. The person in second place is none other than DeSantis.
For now, Trump has kept quiet on whether he will run for president again in 2024. He’s deflected questions on the topic, only slightly referencing that race. He has instead focused much of his efforts on the 2022 midterm elections.
Those races are going to be key to Republicans, and to Trump particularly. The former president is trying to play a huge role in not just helping Republicans gain control of as many congressional seats as possible, but helping the Republicans of his choosing.
He’s been working hard to campaign against some Republicans such as incumbent Representative Liz Cheney from Wyoming and incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska.
In his Fox Business interview this week, Trump also took aim at Mark Zuckerberg, the embattled CEO of social media giant Facebook. Trump called him a “dangerous” person.
That statement comes in the wake of Facebook imposing a suspension of at least two years on Trump’s account. He has been suspended from the platform since January, following the attack on the U.S. Capitol building. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Facebook announced that suspension would remain in place for at least two years.
Trump was permanently banned from Twitter following the insurrection.
It’s a strange twist for Facebook and Trump, with the former president saying Zuckerberg once visited him at the White House and congratulated him for being “number one on Facebook.”
“You know, Zuckerberg would come to the White House to have dinner with me, couldn’t have been nicer. ‘Sir, you’re number one, congratulations, number one on Facebook.’ All of this crap. He would bring his wife.
“They have to be stopped and they will be stopped. Eventually, they are going to be stopped.”
Trump took it one step further, saying the bans being handed out by Facebook, Twitter and other Big Tech companies are “a danger” to America.