Trump touts DeSantis in Florida

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Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ron DeSantis is making sure voters know he's for Trump and vice versa. "'It's OK. We can take it.' These are incredible people".

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ID is not required at USA supermarkets unless for buying alcohol or, in some cases, for credit card purchases.

Trump, almost two years on from his shock election win, presented himself to his closest supporters Tuesday as exactly the same outsider voice of the forgotten man and scourge of political correctness who romped to victory in 2016.

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Trump will be speaking at a rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds in support of Ron DeSantis for Governor. He says the only time he sees Nelson is "five months before every election".

"I'm confident that there's an very bad lot of Trump-Putnam voters out there who want a governor who actually understands the challenges facing them and puts them first", said Putnam, who also has lauded Trump's record as president. While the Kochs refused to endorse Trump's first presidential run, the president's loyalists don't want his 2020 re-election campaign bogged down by lingering bad blood. Trump would love to see another Republican in the Senate who will follow his agenda.

"By the way, outside, if you want to go, we set up for the first time a tremendous movie screen, because we have thousands and thousands of people outside that couldn't get in." .

Tuesday night's rally was the 36th the president has held in the state.

Trump touted DeSantis as "a true leader", "a proud veteran", "my great friend" and predicted: "he's going to be your next governor". "I'm not like other politicians", Trump said. He was joined by Scott, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump and several members of Congress from Florida.

DeSantis has tied his campaign for governor to Trump, appearing on Fox News more than 100 times to talk about federal issues and defend the president.

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