John Kasich on Tuesday dismissed renewed chatter about serving as Republican presidential rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE's running mate.
"Zero chance," the Ohio governor said multiple times during an interview on "CBS This Morning" when asked if a Trump-Kasich ticket would give the GOP the best shot at winning in November.
"Look, I am running for president of the United States, and that's it. If I'm not president — which I think I have an excellent shot to be — I will finish my term as governor and then maybe I will be a co-host on your show. You never know."
Kasich has previously brushed off the notion he'd serve as Trump's vice president. His latest comments come after the businessman mentioned him along with Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRepublicans would need a promotion to be 'paper tigers' Defense & National Security — Military starts giving guidance on COVID-19 vaccine refusals Blinken pressed to fill empty post overseeing 'Havana syndrome' MORE (R-Fla.) and Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) when asked about his potential pick in an interview with USA Today published Monday evening.
Walker similarly dismissed the idea, calling it nearly "breathtaking."
Trump's comments have sparked continued interest in his potential running mate, should he lock up the 1,237 delegates needed to secure the GOP nomination.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani laughed off Kasich's dismissal during an appearance Tuesday on CNN's "New Day."
"Everybody says that. They all say that," said Giuliani, who last week indicated he'd vote for Trump in the New York primary.
"I like John a lot. I think John would make a good vice president; I think I would make a good president," Giuliani said, adding he didn't think Kasich could lock up the nomination.
Kasich made his latest remarks ahead of a speech Tuesday morning when he suggested that Trump and GOP rival Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Colin Powell's death highlights risks for immunocompromised The Senate confirmation process is broken — Senate Democrats can fix it Australian politician on Cruz, vaccines: 'We don't need your lectures, thanks mate' MORE (Texas) are advocating a path of "darkness."