Ron DeSantis: Donald Trump ‘understands Florida issues more than other Presidents’

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Since taking office, Trump has made 33 trips to Florida.

President Donald Trump has become more than a part-time Florida man since taking office.

At least that’s Gov. Ron DeSantis’ take, as Trump prepares to formally announce his re-election campaign next week at Orlando’s Amway Center.

“The reason they’re in Florida is because, really if you look at it, since he’s taken office, Florida really has been his home,” DeSantis said Tuesday while in The Villages “He’s not spent any time in New York City. Palm Beach has kind of been the place. Orlando is just at the center of so much going on in our state.”

Since taking office, Trump has made 33 trips to Florida, spending 99 nights at his Palm Beach resort Mar-a-Lago, according to NBC News and The New York Times. Trips to Florida have included visits to areas hit by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Michael, 2018 midterm election rallies in Tampa, Fort Myers and Pensacola and a May 8 rally in Panama City Beach.

DeSantis said Trump has been receptive to suggestions about boosting federal funding for Everglades restoration and hurricane response, including vows to repair Tyndall Air Force Base, and about working with the state to allow Floridians to have access to lower-priced prescription drugs from Canada.

“I think he understands Florida issues more than other Presidents who didn’t have as much of a relationship with Florida,” DeSantis said.

Trump’s Florida trips are topped only by 66 excursions to Virginia, where he’s mostly traveled to Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, near Washington, D.C.

His third most-visited state, with 18 trips, is New Jersey, home of Trump National Golf Resort in Bedminster.

The importance of Florida on the 2020 presidential election isn’t lost on either party.

As DeSantis praised Trump for his attention to the Sunshine State, the Florida Democratic Party announced plans for 90 new paid organizers who will spread across the state “reminding voters what is at stake in 2020 and laying the groundwork to defeat Donald Trump in Florida.”

Trump opponents also plan a rally, called the “Win With Love Rally,” on Tuesday near the Amway Center.

Meanwhile, Trump is predicting a big crowd for his campaign kickoff, tweeting Wednesday, “Wow! Just got word that our June 18th, Tuesday, ANNOUNCEMENT in Orlando, Florida, already has 74,000 requests for a 20,000 seat Arena.”

DeSantis, who will attend the campaign rally, said he suggested the event be held inside.

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  • VoteDem2020

    June 13, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    If people who have seen Trump in office and in action for the last 30 months still support him … then there’s really something wrong with those people!

    • gary

      June 14, 2019 at 11:59 am

      Or, something is wrong with your information source. #FakeNews

      Happy Birthday president Trump!

  • Frankie M.

    June 13, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I’m worried about MC Curry. If GSW & cousin Curry drops one of the next 2 games city officials need to shut down the bridges. Better safe than sorry. I think Drake will get over it either way. #interventiontime

  • KC

    June 13, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Democrat 2020 Platform & Goals:

    -Open Borders.
    -Sanctuary Cities.
    -Elimination of ICE
    -Disarming Americans.
    -Voting rights for illegal aliens.
    -Pack the courts with radical liberal judges (Like the 9th circuit)
    -Increase refugee’s from the third world.
    -Illegal aliens allowed to hold public office.
    -Free Abortions for all (Taxpayer funded)
    -The green new deal.
    -End of Electoral College.
    -Tax increase.
    -Free Medicare care for all including non citizens (taxpayer funded)
    -Raise Minimum Wage
    -Have adolescents vote
    -!00% free college for all, including non citizens. (tax payer funded)
    -Reparations for every race “harmed” by the white man.
    -Convicts, Terrorists voting.
    -Susie & Bobby using the same restrooms.
    -Late term abortions.
    -Pay check for every person in the US even if they choose not to work.

    *Sources: Straight from the Democrat’s mouths. View speeches on youtube.

    • gary

      June 14, 2019 at 12:01 pm

      100% accurate KC!

  • Edward

    June 14, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Republican 2020 Platform & Goals:
    -Police allowed to stop for questioning anybody who’s not white
    -End immigration except for Europeans
    -Gay/Lesbian/Transgender Discrimination is encouraged
    -Voter Suppression – voting only available to the select few
    -End of popular vote
    -Poor people must pay for food or starve
    -No affordable housing – those who can’t afford housing can live on the street
    -No affordable medical insurance – if you can’t pay to treat an illness may die
    -No social security – seniors can live and beg out on the streets
    -No social security disability-disabled workers can live and beg on the streets
    -Christianity a national religion – other beliefs will not be tolerated
    -Taxpayer funded Christian churches and schools
    -Lower taxes for the rich and corporations, high taxes for everyone else
    -Pack courts with radical conservative judges(Like 11th and 5th U.S. Circuits)
    -Carry open guns everywhere including kindergartens
    -Tolerate corrupt, pedophile, and rapists politicians
    -Elimination of civil rights division
    -Abortion illegal even in cases of rape and incest
    -Government interference in people’s lives-knows what’s right for everybody
    *Sources: Straight from the Republican’s mouths in their speeches and as reported on Fox News.

    • gary

      June 14, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      That’s hilarious Edward! I can tell you what you do all day. Watch MSNBC & CNN!

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