Ron DeSantis gets backing from President in run for Governor

Casey GreeneAug 03, 2018

While making the case for requiring voters to show picture identification at polls, Trump, who has long alleged without evidence that millions of votes were illegally cast in the 2016 presidential election, said that basically all retail transactions required picture ID.

"Voter ID!" Trump declared at the campaign style rally Tampa where he was allegedly stumping for GOP Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis. He talks about Trump's pro-Israel policies and says Florida can't go back to the days of Charlie Crist where the "good old boys run the show". "You go out and you want to buy anything, you need ID and you need your picture", Trump said.

The tariffs are causing unease among Republican lawmakers facing tough re-election battles in November, and Trump's focus on them suggested he was concerned about their potential political impact.

Ivanka Trump has joined her father Donald Trump on a trip to Florida after helping to pass a workforce development bill in the White House.

A handful of protesters gathered outside the fairgrounds expo hall in Tampa, Florida, to protest President Donald Trump's visit hours before his scheduled arrival.

The motorcade made its way through downtown Tampa to Tampa Bay Technical High School.

DeSantis, who now represents Florida's 6th Congressional district in the House, is a loyal Trump supporter and has been described by the president as a "warrior" for his commitment.

In other words, it was vintage Trump and the raucous crowd appeared to love every minute of it.

The most recent polls have DeSantis with a comfortable lead over Putnam heading into the August 28 primary, a flip of earlier this year when Putnam, a long-established Florida politician, was well ahead of DeSantis. "So we'll see, there's still quite a bit of time, but let's face it, a lot of people have already received ballots for vote by mail and early voting isn't that far away". Bill Nelson and also backed Rep. Ron DeSantis in his candidacy to replace Scott in the governor's office.

In the ad, DeSantis's wife assures viewers that there's more to the candidate than his close association with Trump - he plays with his children and teaches them to read.

DeSantis touted the president's agenda on Tuesday, hailing him for appointing "strong constitutionalists" to federal courts, pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and "standing against socialist dictatorships in Latin America, like Cuba and Venezuela and Nicaragua".

Now, he said, "I know the wonderful people and I know the scum".

President Donald Trump is calling the conservative Koch brothers "a total joke in real Republican circles".

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