Donald Trump’s trip to The Villages is back on for Thursday
Donald Trump is headed back to Florida next week.

Donald Trump
Medicare's the message.

To the golf carts!

Despite (or perhaps because of) impeachment proceedings launching in Washington D.C., President Donald Trump is taking his show on the road next week.

Thursday finds the President in the Villages, where he will sign an Executive Order vowing to protect Medicare, a program important to residents.

Trump’s visit was originally scheduled for August but was postponed after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

Sumter County GOP chair John Temple told the Orlando Sentinel that the event will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, the same venue as the planned August trip. That event was to be invitation-only, Temple said, and those with invitations from August will be notified about attending Thursday’s event.

Sid Bowdidge and John Calandro, of The Villages, are founding members of the “Villagers for Trump” club, which boasts more than 1,700 members. They’re looking forward to hearing about the President’s plan for medicare.

“There’s a lot of challeges to the medicare system, so I’m glad that the president hasn’t lost sight of the importance to a significant portion of the population,” Calandro said.

Details on the particulars of the visit are still developing. However, it would not be surprising if Florida Republicans don’t join the President.

Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott both have said that the President’s actions don’t merit impeachment.

Trump pressured the Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. The elder Biden is a Democratic Presidential candidate.

Both Rubio and Scott are employing the President’s impeachment to rally the base.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, meanwhile, is fundraising for the so-called Presidential Protection Fund, which aims “to fight back against this disgusting attempt to impeach President Donald J. Trump.”

The President’s visit comes at a time of flux in Florida politics also.

As POLITICO Florida reported, DeSantis seeks a pay cut for Florida GOP chair Joe Gruters, in order to move those resources to Executive Director Peter O’Rourke.

Gruters, along with Susie Wiles, was instrumental in Trump’s 2016 campaign in Florida.

Wiles, on the outs with DeSantis world, has taken time off to deal with “health issues,” with reports that DeSantis urged the President to move her off the 2020 re-election effort.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Seber Newsome III

    September 27, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    Keep America Great, President Trump. We are behind you 100%. This crazy impeachment scandal, will only help you win by a landslide in 2020. You have been great, just think how much greater America would be if the liberal socialists Demorats, were not fighting you and us every inch of the way. DEO VINDICE

    • just curious

      October 1, 2019 at 2:07 pm

      Holy hell you really haven’t got a clue….or a soul apparently.

      • gary

        October 1, 2019 at 3:18 pm

        or perhaps you are brainwashed “just curious”! MAGA2020

  • Sonja Fitch

    September 27, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Desantis is just like trump pay to play
    10 min meeting$25000
    Golf 4some $25000. Alone $100000
    Dinner $150000
    Intimate and high dollars$250000
    Desantis selling our Florida government !!!!!! Arrest DeSantis !!!!

    • H.J.

      September 30, 2019 at 10:26 am

      I was looking for the President’s venue at the Villages here in Florida and ran across this so called “ journalist” talking about Fl. This “ journalist “ even in reporting Pres. Trump coming here, can’t even report real news facts without showing his bias. I’m so sick of the media being a shill for the demonrats. ( slip of the tongue) HeyMr. Grancarski please fix your bio from journalist to opinion writer. Even better, a demonrat employee.

      Impeach the Demonrats vote Republican !

      • just curious

        October 1, 2019 at 2:05 pm

        Have you lost your mind?

        • gary

          October 2, 2019 at 1:06 pm

          Clearly you have…. you believe propaganda

      • just curious

        October 1, 2019 at 2:06 pm

        Enjoy those lakes of fire. Be sure to wear your sunscreen.

      • gary

        October 1, 2019 at 3:19 pm

        No such thing as journalism in America anymore!

  • Cliff

    September 29, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    I noticed in the article it said “Trump Pressured”. Please elaborate what was done to pressure the president of Ukraine. Please give exact example of pressure based on the information confirmed in telephone transcript.

    • just curious

      October 1, 2019 at 2:04 pm

      Are you a moron??

  • gary

    October 1, 2019 at 3:16 pm

    Despite the Democrats witch hunt that will lead to a big fat nothing…. God Bless DJT! MAGA 2020

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