Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Former President Donald Trump 

DeSantis Releases Statement On Trump Indictment “Florida Will Not Assist In An Extradition Request”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Former President Donald Trump 
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Former President Donald Trump 

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis released a statement after a Manhattan Grand Jury indicted former President Donald J. Trump on Thursday.

Former President Donald Trump, on March 18, said he would be arrested in the coming days for payments he allegedly made to stripper Stormy Daniels.

The indictment has been filed under seal and will be announced soon. The charges are not publicly known at this time.

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On Thursday, Florida Governor DeSantis released the following statement saying Florida “will not assist in extradition.”

“The weaponization of the legal system to advance a political agenda turns the rule of law on its head,” said DeSantis.

“It is un-American. The Soros-backed Manhattan District Attorney has consistently bent the law to downgrade felonies and to excuse criminal misconduct. Yet, now he is stretching the law to target a political opponent. Florida will not assist in an extradition request given the questionable circumstances at issue with this Soros-backed Manhattan prosecutor and his political agenda,” DeSantis concluded.

Trump and DeSantis

Conservatives who hope for a Trump-DeSantis Republican presidential ticket in 2024 can give up that dream.

In separate interviews with Newsmax last week, both men rejected the idea of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis being former President Donald Trump’s running mate in the next election.

On Friday, Trump told anchor Rob Schmitt that he “never thought” of DeSantis as a possible running mate.

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“No, I’ve never thought of it,” Trump said. “We have a lot of great people in the Republican Party. I’ve never thought of it; but you know some people every once in a while mention it, but that’s about it.”

“No, I think that would be a very unlikely alliance,” he added.

Trump then more or less sealed the deal by criticizing DeSantis for several votes he made in Congress, including those he said would have hurt Social Security and Medicare.

Trump also said he “appointed” DeSantis because his 2018 endorsement helped DeSantis beat Republican primary rival Adam Putnam in the primary and then “crackhead” Andrew Gillum, the Democrat, in the general election.

Trump’s comments came a day after DeSantis told Newsmax he likely would not team up with Trump.

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Anchor Eric Bolling pointed out that many GOP voters like Trump and DeSantis and asked DeSantis if he would settle for the No. 2 slot.

“I think I’m probably more of an executive guy,” DeSantis replied.

“I think that you want to be able to do things. That’s part of the reason I got into this job is because we have action. We’re able to make things happen, and I think that’s probably what I am best suited for.”

Bolling then asked DeSantis if he, as the nominee, would consider Trump his VP candidate.

DeSantis chuckled, calling that “interesting speculation,” but said the most important thing was to ensure President Joe Biden is a one-termer.

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