Trump says he’s considering dumping Pence for Ron DeSantis in 2024, calls bitcoin a ‘scam’ and rages against Mark Zuckerberg for his two-year ban after he ‘told me I was number one at dinner’
- Donald Trump told Fox Business’s Stuart Varney in an interview Monday that he would consider Ron DeSantis as his running mate if he decides to run in 2024.
- “I’d definitely consider Ron,” he said. “But you know, there are a lot of people who are great”
- Considering other running mates, it appears that former president Mike Pence is likely to dump as the duo’s relationship never recovered after January 6.
- Early polls for the 2024 presidential election show Florida governor Ron DeSantis as the second-choice among Republican voters — with Trump as No. 1
- In the extended interview, Trump scolded Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg after the platform imposed a minimum two-year ban on him.
- He said the platform’s CEO sucked him during requested visits to the White House and congratulated him for being “number one on Facebook.”
- He also called bitcoin a ‘scam’ and previewed a trip to the southern border ‘soon’
Donald Trump said he is considering hiring Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as a running mate if he makes a bid for the White House in 2024 that would mean dumping former Vice President Mike Pence.
In a lengthy interview with Fox Business’s Stuart Varney on Monday morning, the ex-president also lashed out at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, denouncing bitcoin as a “scam.”
He also foresaw a possible trip to the southern border soon.
Trump said, “Of course I would,” when in the telephone interview, Varney asked him if he would consider Florida governor as his number 2.
“But you know, there are tons of great people out there,” he turned away. “I’d definitely consider Ron.”
“I was at the start of Ron. I was the first to support him when he came out as a congressman that a lot of people didn’t know and my support has helped him a lot and I know him very well. He’s a great guy,” Trump added.
Early polls for the 2024 presidential race show DeSantis as the second choice among Republican voters. Trump remains at number 1.
Donald Trump told Fox Business’s Stuart Varney in a Monday morning interview that he would consider Ron DeSantis as his running mate if he decides to run in 2024.
Early polls for the 2024 presidential election show Florida governor Ron DeSantis as the second-choice among Republican voters — with Trump as No. 1
During the extended interview, Trump also scolded Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after the platform imposed a minimum two-year suspension on him. He said the CEO always looked up to him and congratulated him for being “number one on Facebook.”
“We’ve got other great people, I mean, look at some people, the Republican people, who’ve done a great job with states.”
Trump has not officially said whether he will make a bid for the White House in 2024, claiming he would wait until at least after the 2022 interim deadlines to make any announcement.
Since the end of his presidency on January 20, Trump and Pence have had a rather stale relationship. It seems the two haven’t spoken to each other since they left.
Trump believes Pence could have done more to prevent Congress from certifying the Electoral College results for Joe Biden’s victory when he chaired the joint session on Jan. 6.
The former president told Varney that Zuckerberg is a “dangerous” person just days after the social media platform imposed a minimum two-year suspension of his account.
Facebook and Twitter have suspended Trump’s accounts and booted him from their social media sites after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, which led to the former president’s second impeachment — and acquittal.
Trump said during his Monday morning interview that Zuckerberg always visited him at the White House and congratulated him for being “number one on Facebook.”
Trump is considering other running mates, showing his ongoing split with former Vice President Mike Pence and his willingness to dump him if he ran for the White House one more time
“You know, Zuckerberg was going to come to the White House to have dinner with me, it couldn’t have been nicer,” Trump said. “Sir, you are number one, congratulations, number one on Facebook.” All this nonsense. He would take his wife with him.’
“They have to be stopped and they will be stopped, eventually they will be stopped,” Trump said of Big Tech and social media platforms.
He called the bans “a danger” to America.
Twitter banned Trump permanently, while Facebook used a panel of experts to examine their policies and make a recommendation on what to do with the former president’s account.
Ultimately, the board of trustees extended Facebook’s ban for another six months, saying that the company would have to decide for itself what to do with Trump’s presence on their platform.
When Varney asked Trump why he thinks he has been stripped of his social media platforms, Trump said, “Because my voice is very strong and my voice is very powerful,” claiming that Facebook doesn’t want to hear his “healthy voice.”
“We no longer have free speech, and who are they to tell us what ideology to talk about, what politics to talk about. They are a disgrace.’