Trump holds Fla. rally to support Republican candidate for governor

Trump holds Fla. rally to support Republican candidate for governor

Trump holds Fla. rally to support Republican candidate for governor

Polls in the last week show DeSantis leading Putnam - as many voters have already received absentee ballots, early voting begins in mid-August, and the primary is just four weeks away.

The president made the claim Tuesday evening at a rally in Tampa, Fla., as he made a point about voting laws. Photo IDs are required for certain purchases, such as alcohol, cigarettes or cold medicine.

"Everyone knows my husband Ron DeSantis is endorsed by President Trump".

The president delivered a hearty endorsement for Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis as he wades into Florida's competitive gubernatorial primary.

"Then Mr. Trump said, "You're fired".

The president avoided making an outright reference to a government shutdown during the rally, saying, "We may have to do some pretty drastic things" unless Democrats support his agenda.

The new ad is certainly tongue-in-cheek, a nice departure from the increasingly negative attacks between DeSantis and Adam Putnam.

"He works really hard, he's really smart and he gets it and he loves this state and he loves this country", said Trump, who touted Scott's record on the economy and education during the event at Tampa Technical College.

The contest is the latest GOP primary into which Trump has injected himself, having previously helped candidates in Georgia, Alabama and SC with endorsements that have helped set the stage for the fall elections.

Dustin Kent commented: 'Has Donald Trump ever been inside of a grocery store?

DeSantis has tied his campaign for governor directly to Trump, appearing on Fox News more than 100 times to talk about federal issues and defend the president. Trump was advocating for voter ID requirements at a Tampa, Florida, rally on Tuesday when he claimed the only time people don't need ID is when they want to vote. "But we're turning it around".

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