Trump names Florida Gov Ron DeSantis as possible vice president in 2024 race – icing out Mike Pence

DONALD Trump has named Ron DeSantis as a possible vice president in the 2024 race, appearing to ice out Mike Pence.

The former president suggested that he would run alongside the Florida Governor in a third run during an interview with Fox Business on Thursday.

When asked if he is considering running in the 2024 election, Trump said "yes 100 percent."

"The polls show that everyone wants me to do it. 100 percent I'm thinking about running and we will be very successful," he confirmed.

He was then asked if he would considering running alongside DeSantis, who Trump has always had a good relationship with.

"Certainly," he confirmed. "Ron would be considered. He's a great guy."

The former president also hammered home on his claims that he won the 2020 election, not Joe Biden.

"The good news is, we did great in the election," Trump said. "We did far better in the election."

"I'll tell you what, that election was won by us, it was not won by Biden," he insisted.

Victory in Pennsylvania sent Biden past the 270 electoral college vote winning post after days of suspense in one of the most nailbiting races in US political history.

The former VP captured the 20 electoral votes from the crunch state – propelling him into the White House as the 46th President of the United States.

However, Trump has profusely denied that this is the case and has continued to fight that the Republican party won the election.

He once again told viewers that he believes he won the election, saying that he received 75million votes, and that "at 10.30 in the evening everyone thought the election was over and I had won."

"This election is a disgrace to our country and the whole world knows it and they're watching," he said.

"I won the election and then I won the second election too," Trump once again concluded.

Trump joined only nine other presidents who have tried and failed to be reelected.

He ran with his previous Vice President Mike Pence, who he appeared to snub for DeSantis in Thursday's interview.

In the final weeks of Trump's presidency, Pence was ultimately iced out by the former reality TV star for refusing to back his unfounded claims of election fraud.

Trump's very public criticism of Pence culminated in rioters chanting "Hang Mike Pence" and accusing him of treason during the January 6. insurrection at the US Capitol.

And in the months since, Trump has remained critical of Pence, including in a speech at Mar-a-Lago over the weekend where he called him a "big disappointment" for certifying Biden as the winner of the election.

Back in March, during an appearance on a podcast, Trump was also asked who he considers to be the future leaders of the Republican Party.

Reeling off names such as DeSantis and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, one person not mentioned by Trump was Pence.

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