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President Trump gave a hearty endorsements to Florida Gov., Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis Tuesday, as two of the state’s top Republican elected officials seeking higher office in the November mid-term elections.
“I don’t do these endorsements simply” Trump an enthusiastic audience said during his rally in Tampa (Florida State Fairgrounds. “I don’t need to be here, but I happen to love this state.”
The rally was held to go with four weeks before the Aug. 28 Republican gubernatorial primary, in which DeSantis will face off against the state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
Trump announced the Congressman as a “true leader”, “a proud veteran,” “my big friend” – and prophesied: “he will be your next Governor.”
“I appreciate your support, Mr. President,” DeSantis said after Trump called him on the stage. “But I guess, the more leadership you show to us, for our great country.”
Trump, the Fans begged again Scott against democratic sen Bill Nelson, he said, was “[Chuck] Schumer-controlled, [and] Nancy Pelosi-controlled” and refers to the Senate and house Democratic leaders.
“You know, I live a lot of time in Florida,” Trump said. “The only time I see Bill Nelson is five months prior to each election. And after a while you forget them: ‘Who is the senator?’ But around five months, you will see him at parties and you’ll find him … We need to make sure that Rick Scott wins, and wins big.”
The speech was remarkable for Trump, the emphatic call to implement stricter voter ID requirements in apparent response to some of the cities to give illegal immigrants the right to vote in certain elections.
“Only U.S. citizens should vote in American elections,” Trump said. “This is the reason why the time has come for the voters ID, like everything else.
“You know, if you go, and you want to buy food, you need a picture on a card.” Trump claimed. “You go out and you want to buy something, you need ID and you need to picture you.”
“In this country, the only time you need it not, in many cases, if you want to vote for a President, if you want to vote for senator, if you want to vote for a Governor or a Congressman. It’s crazy.”
Trump also publicly thought about that idea in an interview with the Iranian leader, a day after he said he would meet without preconditions.
“I hope it works with Iran. Are you having a lot of trouble right now,” he said in an aside. “I hope it works out well. And I have the feeling you are talking to us ” pretty quickly. And maybe not, and that’s OK.”
The Governor elections in Florida competition is the latest GOP primary, has injected into the Trump himself, after he had previously been candidates in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina, with inscriptions that have helped helped set the stage for the fall elections.
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Last month, Trump DeSantis, who said that he would be “strong to the limit approved, tough on crime [and] large-scale tax cuts.”
Florida a decisive triumph for Trump represented in the 2016 presidential elections and the President has maintained a steady presence in the state, returning often to his winter home in Palm Beach.
“We are told, the restoration of American strength and American pride,” Trump. “But, to continue this incredible momentum, this incredible movement … we need more Republicans to choose. We need more votes.”
At a technical school in Tampa earlier Tuesday, Trump praised the strength of the economy, say students and faculty members there has never been a better time to learn new skills and gain employment. He was with Scott, education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, daughter and Advisor Ivanka Trump and several members of Congress from Florida.
DeSantis bound has to Trump his campaign for the Governor directly, even if one of his two children to “build the wall” with blocks in a current campaign ad.
Putnam, a former Congressman, has a more traditional campaign for Governor, art of flight, the state with campaign events aimed at building on his family’s deep ties to the state.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.