Trump was asked this morning if he would consider DeSantis as a running mate in 2024, assuming he runs, and Trump suggested he absolutely would:
Of course this would mean that Trump would be dumping Pence, which should be no surprise to anyone after what transpired in late December and early January with the election certification.
However I still maintain that, if I had my druthers, I’d much prefer DeSantis being at the top of the ticket, and I’d bet most of the country would like that as well. Trump could keep his celebrity status if he simply passed the torch on to DeSantis with his full endorsement. However that doesn’t seem very likely at this point.