Ron DeSantis shares his concerns about Trump in a private call with supporters

February 22, 2024

Ron DeSantis told backers of his unsuccessful presidential bid Wednesday that former President Donald Trump should not play “identity politics” when picking a 2024 running mate. “I’m not sure that those are going to necessarily be the criteria that Donald Trump uses. DeSantis also expressed concern about who Trump would surround himself with if he wins another term this fall. “I think that how he staffs the White House, how he staffs the administration, will be really, really significant,” DeSantis said. “I think they have made the decision that their business model just doesn’t work if they offer any criticism of Trump,” DeSantis said.