DeSantis Dismisses VP Talk, Snipes At Trump’s Focus On ‘Identity Politics’

DeSantis Dismisses VP Talk, Snipes At Trump's Focus On 'Identity Politics'

FILE - President Donald Trump shakes hands with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as he arrives at Tyndall Air Force Base to view damage from Hurricane Michael, and attend a political rally, May 8, 2019, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday he would not consider being Donald Trump’s running mate one day after the former president confirmed the former 2024 rival was on his “short list” — with DeSantis revealing that he was looking at other prospects, including another White House bid in four years.

“People were mentioning me [as a potential vice president]. I am not doing that,” DeSantis told delegates during a thank you call, audio of which was shared exclusively with The Post.

The 45-year-old also went in-depth about who he thinks Trump could and should choose as his No. 2.

“I know some people are really actively seeking it. It seems to me, just from watching kind of the body language and stuff, that you have a handful of folks who seem to be auditioning for it,” he said.