DeSantis Demands Haley Answer Whether She’d Run Alongside Trump

As the GOP presidential field narrows, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) recently called on former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) to publicly state whether she would accept a vice presidential nomination from former President Donald Trump, the likely Republican presidential nominee.

While campaigning in New Hampshire, the Florida governor called on Haley, whose name has circled across social media as a potential vice presidential pick for Trump, to address whether she’d accept such a prestigious position from the former president.

DeSantis, who Trump has trounced in polls, claimed he’s the “only one” who could defeat the former president for the GOP presidential nomination.

“I’m the only one that can beat Trump,” the Florida governor asserted. “If everyone else got out, but me and Trump, all these other candidates, I would get that support because they’d see that. I’m the only one that can beat him. There’s a reason why they spend money against me, Haley and Trump spend money against me.”

“He has not spent any money against her. And she has not spent any money against him. She will not answer directly, and she owes you an answer to this, will she accept a vice presidential nomination from Donald Trump? Yes or no?” DeSantis continued.

DeSantis said that he would never accept a vice presidential nomination from Trump. He argued that as a governor he could “do more for my state and this country, without question.”

Rumors of Haley running alongside Trump began when the former president’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, said he was open to the idea during a recent appearance on Newsmax.

Trump was recently interviewed by radio host Howie Carr, who asked the former president whether he’d choose Haley as his vice presidential pick. In response, Trump said that although it’s “unlikely,” he did find the idea “interesting” but noted that he wasn’t “even thinking about that.”

“I’ve always gotten along with Nikki,” Trump added.

As the rumor swirled across the halls of Congress, several staunch supporters of the former president, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), said that choosing Haley would be a mistake.

“MAGA would revolt if Nikki Haley were to even be given an internship in Trump’s next administration,” Greene said, to which Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) responded, “Correct.”