Watch Live: President Trump hosts rally for GOP Candidate Ron DeSantis in Florida

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hello Florida I am thrilled to be in this great state where we buy the way had a great Victory with thousands of hard-working American Patriots who love country and respect our Great American flag we’re on it Gus bilirakis where is God where is Gus thank you great palace thank you thank you thank you fellas I also want to recognize state representative Jose Oliva representative and finally I love you too I’d like to introduce a proud veteran my great friend a tough brilliant cookie true and he loves Florida and he loves our country and he’s going to be your next Governor DeSantis welcome to Florida mr. president for someone who grew up just across the bay and Pinellas County starting out can 6 bucks an hour it’s a true honor to be standing here indoors by the president of the United States I appreciate your support mr. president but I appreciate more the leadership your showing for our great country we have the strongest economy we’ve had in years we are standing Foursquare behind our Ally the state of Israel we have strong Constitution including we have ended and under the president’s leadership we are standing against socialist dictatorship and Latin America like Cuba and Venezuela and Nicaragua Florida is going in the right direction and we need to continue our success and build upon it we can’t go back to the days of Charlie Chris where the good old boys run the show we can make our state without peer for Economic Opportunity if we continue with strong conservative policies we can fight illegal immigration all we got to do we can and judicial activism in Florida by appointing solid Constitution and we can improve our education system by stopping Common Core but by giving every child for Circumstance the ability to attend a good school and by getting the Constitution back in our classrooms in a very big way what’s up mr. president thank you for your support thank you for what you’re doing for the State of Florida I ask for your vote in the August primary August 28th I’d be honored to have it thank does God Bless America thank you thank you thank you Ron and everybody needs to support Ron DeSantis in our August primary and indy November general election don’t forget you have somebody one of the group is going to be running on open borders anti Isanti law enforcement oh that’s too bad that’s stupid that’s stupid that’s stupid one person and tomorrow the headlines will be too bad sorry about that earlier today I also spend time with your current governor one of our nation’s truly great leaders Rick Scott as you know Rick is running to replace liberal Democrat Schumer control Nancy Pelosi control find the new star of the Democrat Party Maxine Waters name is Bill Nelson and you know I live a lot of time in Florida the only I might see Bill Nelson is 5 months before every election and after why you forget who is the senator butt around 5 months you see him at parties I need to see him around are we have to be careful because we have to make sure that Rick Scott wins and wins Big which is been a totally disastrous situation and we got rid of the individual mandate the most unpopular aspect and most of Obamacare will be gone very soon in the morning thank you very much we appreciate it go in there and raise your taxes tell me is that good politics I don’t think she Bill Nelson voted in favor of criminal aliens before American citizens which is why it’s time to vote Phil Nelson out of office that’s what’s going to happen and we have two unbelievable people Ron DeSantis Rick Scott fighting for Florida they always will and fighting to make America great again that’s what they that’s what they’re doing so great children a couple of them plus are here tonight I have Eric Trump who has been fantastic he loves his political stuff Eric’s wife Lara who is so great I think she’s single-handedly won the state of North Carolina for Trump thank you Laura didn’t hurt in Pennsylvania either thank you very much and we have somebody that nobody ever heard of Ivanka Trump thank you and you know we have a big thing happening because you know this look at all those hats white ones red ones they all have the same thing make America great well makeamericagreatagain only to be replaced by keep America great in about I don’t know I guess we could do it now but let’s wait another year we could do it right now frankly with doing fantastically well I also want to thank David bossie for being here Corey Lewandowski for being here to about great supporter I’ll tell you they are two fighters we like Fighters that way we started off it was small group they said it couldn’t be done it was actually done quite easily we won quite handily we were never off centre-stage you know what that means right the debates we never left center stage and I said always want odd numbers cuz I want to be in the center I didn’t want to be tied for the Senate is everybody understand but we never we never left center stage and I’ll tell you Corey David Ivanka Cara direct. Jr. all of them they were fantastic they were fantastic and I have to say our first lady is home watching little those cameras right there she’s home watching and everybody loves Melania there doing a fantastic job she’s doing a fantastic job just last week it was announced that the US economy grew at 4.1% flat it was the number that everybody said was not reachable and I would never want to say it during the campaign even though I believe it I believed it because they would not have given us the brake fake news fake news they are fake do you believe look at this every night it’s the same thing when you think they get tired of these speeches where you think and here’s one thing I’ll tell you if they don’t get ratings those peaches don’t go on doesn’t matter look how funny they have back there they just can’t get enough they can’t get it they cannot get enough and by the way outside if you want to go we set up for the first time a tremendous movie screen because we thousands and thousands of people outside the couldn’t get in so we have a big screen and big loud speaker I hope you’re all happy out there this is a great place to be if you got to be outside be outside in the great state of Florida right right since the election we have added 3.7 million new jobs they would not have Olympic wear in the longest positive remember I said why do you have to lose bright what do I okay why do you have to lose people said I don’t know is that a nice thing now nice or not under nice what is the lowest level in history history thank you you guys are great thank you blacks for Trump they say blacksmith shop you knew a long time ago the lowest-level in history Hispanic the Asian unemployment rate has reached the lowest level in history sorry about this but the unemployment rate has reached the lowest level in only 65 years it’ll be history song MLB history the veterans unemployment right now has reached the lowest level in eighteen years more than 3.5 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps since the election American oil production is at an all-time high we have never produced as much and the United States is now a net net troll gas exporter and more than 60 years old we will very shortly be the largest in the world in energy the largest in the world think of them most importantly America is being respected again where respected again and I told the store the other day I get to meet all these world virtually everyone comes into the Oval Office or wherever we’re meeting and they don’t know me I’m meeting them in many cases for the first time I’m not sure they like me like in the case of NATO I said you got to pay your bills but everyone says hello mr. President congratulations on what you’ve done for the economy it’s the talk of the world now that we have the best economy in the history of our country this is the time to straighten out the worst trade deal ever made by any country they are the worst for decades United States was the piggy bank that everybody was robbing all of these other countries are friends or enemies are allies the phone so we rebuilt China paying hundreds of billions of dollars a year with nobody there to protect your money but you’re there now we are protecting him and I want to thank God farmers are farmers are true Patriots because China and others have targeted China had others remember this have targeted are farmers not good not nice I do know what I’m saying it’s okay we can take it these are incredible we can take it you know why they target are farmers because they know it’s one of our great strike this us it’s not me it’s us all together then it’s one of our great strength on every Farmstead you got to see that middle at that Matt wasn’t even the middle it was about everything but a little corners of each side but you have to see that is all red Republican red beautiful Republican red and remember this remember this Farms have been on a decline I mean it’s been for 15 years I’ve only been here for you know it’s pretty soon going to be close to two years but if you look at soybeans big crap if you go back to election day and then move back 5 years so 5 years before election day soybeans dropped 50% in price I wasn’t even so now we’re going to open up markets we’re going to do with the way it should be and all of this stuff you’re going to make it back and it’s going to be made back faster than anybody would know but we haven’t been treated right we’re going to make it back nice and quickly rebuilding foreign countries it’s time to finally rebuild our time in the past politicians ran for office pledging to Crackdown on unfair trade States was allowed to truly get ripped off but we’re not going to let that happen I’m not like other politicians you’ve seen what happens I’ve kept my promises one of the brilliant pundits that has it doesn’t have a clue how they have gotten us wrong and you know what they were asking election day when did all these people come from where do they come from in Tennessee that was an early safe they came in and they will organ with the early vote and the fake news was saying where these people coming from you know where that came from they came from the heart they came from people that was never happy with anybody until we came along that’s what they came from that’s where they came from what are the pundits said that he’s made a lot of promises and you won’t believe it but he’s actually kept far more promises that he made did you ever hear that one so will probably be throwing him out of broadcasting tomorrow we’ve taking the toughest ever actions in response to China’s abusive Trade Practices and we’re doing very well with China very well a lot of respect for China and I have tremendous respect for presidency of China but this is been too many years of abuse $500 a year rebuild China we can’t do that anymore we can’t do that anymore and are farmers understand it and I’ll workers understanding and frankly are companies understand one of the greatest companies in the world the cheapest YouTube officer very short while ago and it really affects him he said you know what this does affect your company but mr. president keep going you’re doing the right thing I thought it was I thought it was a great company one of the greatest he said you’re doing the right thing and I said I appreciate it thanks you are powerful trade policies play deficit is falling and falling and falling and boy did it fall this quarter are over there are over America First America first at higher American last week I visited with hundreds of American steelworkers you’re laid off years ago because other countries were dumping steel all over our country then I don’t think so much anymore you notice and if they do that a 25% tariff or text so you know what I say are steel workers are back American steel mills are back open for we are starting to set new records I know how did believe the good happened this quickly ussteel just announced that they’re building 6 new steel mills and that number soon going to be lifted but I’m not allowed to say that drywall and I’m proud to report that new car is going to bed a brand new 240 million dollar Still Mill that’s a big one right here in Florida the head of new car is here thank you thank you kind of unicorn that’s a big one Democrats want to raise your taxes they want to destroy your job they want to crush your into crippling regulations and you know the stock market is up almost 40% since that great November day your 401 K’s are doing very well 401k I tell the story I was in New York and I shake hands I love law enforcement do wheel of law enforcement the first one came up to me and said mr. president I want to thank you so much I said what did I do my 401k is up 44% at my wife thinks I’m for the first time genius she’s giving him all the credit she said she said darling I love you so much and he said yes I’m a great potential wizard it’s making me look so good this year of course I’m only getting 25 for with the 401K people even though they’re up 44% now we got with doing well we’re doing well and I’m happy you’re doing well they just came out with a pole did you hear the most popular person history of the Republican Party can you believe this so I said does that Honest Abe Lincoln yeah he was pretty good right remember I said when I’d be a little bit wild and we have a lot of fun then say he’s not acting presidential and I’d say well thanks a lot easier to act Central Penn to do what I do anybody can act president ladies and Gentlemen of the State of Florida thank you very much for being here you are tremendous people and I will leave now because I am boring you to death no but I said I can be I used to tell them all the time the fake news I’d say I can be more presidential than any president in history except for possibly a blinking with a big head look pretty presidential right what do you think he’s tough he’s tough I admitted Abe Lincoln is tough but we love a blinking one of these guys one that pulled came out most popular and it was in the 90s and one of these guys can’t miss the word can’t miss a word they see the oh my God oh my God yeah 7 more years 7 months oh my God we got to find something we got to do anything anything to get him out he’s doing too well this is not good you know that they want to open our borders they want to let crime tremendous crime until I talk to Encanto which equals massive Prime Nancy Pelosi she likes me a lot he likes corn people that keep on saying their new platform what they want to do the Democrats everyday the brave men and women of ice are liberating communities in town from Savage gangs like MS-13 that are occupying our country like Seven Nation would we want maximum border security and respect for Our Heroes eyes and law enforcement how do I going to have tremendous that will include the wall a lot of people no it but we’ve already started the one we got 1.6 billion dollars and we’ve started large portions of the wall but we going to need even the way we negotiate we’re going to need more we’re going to get and we may have to do some pretty plastic things but we going together cuz the Democrats the Democrats are not voting for what we want to do and then not voting and allowing our values to take place in our country and the drug dealers I’m in jail or throwing them the hell out of our country in some states even trying to get illegal immigrants 910 years trying to get into we believe that which is why the time has come I D like everything else voter ID you need a picture ID you go out and you want to buy anything need ID you need your picture in this country the only time you don’t need it hit many cases is when you want to vote for a president when you want to vote for a senator when you want to vote for a governor or Congressman Fitch crazy it’s crazy but with turning it around remember I said it’s awfully early to be thinking this but I always think it attack on Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Merry Christmas open sores that say happy holidays they said where’s the Merry Christmas now they’re all putting up Merry Christmas again and that’s because only because of our campaign and by the way the evangelicals and Paula White Pastor Paula White the evangelicals have been so amazing to us they came out and they vote at 84% and double-a all the numbers that ever voted in election before we love Evangelical Christians if you want safety if you want if you want to have a country need to go out and vote Republican and you need to go out DeSantis for governor of Florida the lobbyists and special interest fighting against Maya stration many of them they care what happens if I care what’s happening in the USA Baby Genius who came up with a terrible trade deals one after another how about NAFTA remember when they synaptic remember they signed NAFTA and everybody just move that company’s down to Mexico and these people are saying is the wonderful thing no it’s not a wonderful thing and those companies are now moving back these are the people immigration laws he’s laws are the worst I am for America First and the American worker we want to be a puppet for No One any longer we’re not going to be a puppet at a long my only special interest is you the citizens of the United States I’ve had a great career I’ve had a lot of fun even in Florida I’ve had a great time I’ve had a lot of fun I’ve done great I’ve done really well beyond anything I could have ever expected and then I ran for president with no experience and I want isn’t that it but you actually want you know I told the story the other day I was probably in Washington of my entire life 10 times 17 times I don’t think I ever stayed overnight you know what I’m getting at and we have a great cabinet now a couple of little changes but we have a great cabinet Mike Pompeo secretary of state so many great people and where we have just incredible people but I’m riding down Pennsylvania Avenue again I’ve only been here about 17 time and probably 7 of those times was to check out the hotel building on Pennsylvania Avenue the airport by Secret Service I say honey guess what I’m president of the United States presidents of the United States then I didn’t know anybody in Washington but now I know everybody and why she I know the good ones I know the bad ones I know the wonderful people and I know the scum Pan American now is winning again like they haven’t won before we passed the biggest tax cuts and reform in American history biggest cut in more than 100 utilities have / rates for consumers including right here from Duke Energy and Tampa Electric your rates have gone down over billion dollars poured back into the United States in the first quarter and we expect to be taking back because of our new tax cut and reform plan that passed bigger than anything ever in our country we expect to be taken back from overseas over 4 trillion dollars that’s a lot of money could never come back this way the Democrats had one they would have regulations on they would have raised your taxes they would have gotten rid of law enforcement military you know what our country would be going to hell instead of going up the market would be half of what it was if we’re lucky because frankly the tax cuts incredible do what we’ve done but maybe even more important are the cuts in these horrible regulations that didn’t allow anybody to do anything job-killing regulations we’ve got rid of more regulations than any president in the history of the United States and that’s done in less than two years I was good to you what is Chase from the unfair one-sided very very expensive job killing Paris climate Accord we repealed the core of Obamacare individual mandate a lot of money for the privilege of not paying in order to have poor Healthcare other than that it’s a wonderful thing so you pay all this money for the privilege of not having to pay are the healthcare is no good to start off with and we’re doing great on Healthcare we’re allowing Americans to buy better health care for less money through Association Health Plans including across state lines betting you’re getting tremendous application they will have the right to go see a private doctor will pay for the doctor and frankly will save a lot of money will help a lot of it everybody say trying to get it for 45 years everybody said you can’t get it I think of it think of it veterans choice they have to stand a great people these are a great people whose do you like Trump do you like the job with those spell think of it 45 years everybody said you’ll never get it past and I used to say before I really was well-versed on the veteran National Healthcare I used to say all the time why don’t they just let the folks go to a doctor then wait in line for 7 Days 9 days 14 days 21 days some of them started off with a very modest problem they end up being terminal because they can’t see a doctor I said why don’t they just let them go see a local private doctor pay the bill and take care of it it will be a lot less expensive and it’s turned out to be some things at the veterans love I love the other one is 45 and that’s V accountability somebody treated our veterans badly if they stole if they if they were if they were if they were really bad really really bad we couldn’t do anything about it they could still they could Rob they could be abusive you couldn’t say You’re Fired now you can say you’re fired made a big difference that was another one they said you’ll never get it done between civil service and Union’s we love them both but between civil service and Union’s I said you’ll never get it done get it approved by the way we had virtually no help very little from Democrats very little not because it’s not right but because they don’t want to give Trump any Victory Bell do everything that’s wrong look at judge Cavanaugh this is a great great highly respected man and the good news it’s the Republicans I believe are close to 100% which is what we need but so far the Democrats haven’t given us any to not help the Trump agenda even though they know it’s wrong and Brad Kavanagh highest education best grade best test best everything they thought teen years ago he was going to be a Supreme Court Judge look at Justice Gorsuch how good is he how good is he so we getting them through but it’s not easy because they really are you know they’re there term that they use is resist it’s actually resist and obstruct whatever they can do to resist an obstruction and frankly their lousy politicians they have her Google policy the one thing they’re good at they stick together and they obstruct and it’s unfortunate you know we have almost 400 people trying to get into government many of home of left their jobs and the Democrats are holding them up with maximum delay there holding them up not allowing these great people to serve their country it’s a disgrace that’s Chuck Schumer and it’s a disgrace disgrace but will get that Supreme Court judge and that’s the big one that’s the big really important 700 billion dollars for a military 716 billion dollars next year or all approved and this is great news for the incredible Patriots at MacDill Air Force Base the proud home of the six already nearly 30,000 do soldiers Sailors Airmen Marines and we have secured the largest pay raise for our great warriors in a decade I’ve also directed The Pentagon to begin the process of creating the sixth branch of our military space space for doing well in North Korea well with China that China maybe is getting in our way but we going to figure that one out before you can even think about it but we’re doing well in North Korea we have our as you know we have our hostages back there’s been no nuclear testing there’s been no missiles are Rockets flying beautifully over Japan I think our relationship is very good with Jim and Kim and we’ll all see how it all works out but there’s nothing like talking and we’ll see how it is you remember when I first took office it really look like big trouble and the past administration they thought that was my are their biggest problem so I think it’s going to work out very well but a lot of good things are happening no test no Rock that’s fine but we’ll see what happens and our vice president Mike Pence is going to Hawaii to bring back the remains and to greet the families about great Heroes who gave their lives in Korea our fallen Warriors are finally coming home to lay and rest in American soil the United States from the horrible one-sided 150 million dollars was fed 1.8 billion in cash be around nuclear deal it’s a horror show I hope it works out well with her and having a lot of difficulty right now I hope it works out well and I have a feeling that we talk into his pretty soon and maybe not and that’s okay too in December I recognised Israel’s true Capital Jerusalem I need about five months already the American Embassy in Jerusalem you all know the story we took an existing building we played around with it we renovated we fix it up we use Jerusalem Stone what are the finest Stones actually in the world Jerusalem Stone so instead of spending 1 billion and the papers were right in front of me would you please prove this what is it this is for the embassy I immediately called a grand ambassador to Israel David Friedman very successful man great lawyer one of the most successful lawyers in the country before he decided to what is doing acid David they want us to pay a billion dollars for the embassy I don’t want to pay a billion dollars I said study if you have any buildings that we own we own so much we don’t even know what the hell we on find some building in a great location call me back call me back we on the best side in Jerusalem it’s big it’s beautiful I just got a building on it take that don’t leak and renovate it I can do it for $140,000 I said David how good is this we could spend I said David do me a favor don’t make it a hundred and forty thousand sounds too cheap to David so we saved almost a billion dollars airplane purchases I could tell you all day and we started working have a very beautiful American Embassy in Jerusalem really beautiful can you honest in all fairness it could you imagine anybody else doing that nobody else and I could tell you stories about what we’ve saved with purchases of military equipment General Mattis would be glad to tell you but he can’t believe it and some of the generals of said they’ve never seen anything like it and the worlds they’ve never seen cuz I want that $700 properly spent if we can by twice the number of aircraft or have a lot of money left over that’s what we want instead of apologizing for America for the heroes who protect America and yes we are proud standing up for our national anthem every promise we keep every record we break every Factory we are we are restoring American strengths and American Pride but you continue this incredible momentum just incredible movement and that’s what we have we have our moments this may be tracked it probably is the greatest movement in the history of our country even they will say that even though they will say that but to keep it going we need to elect more Republicans and we need to elect Ron DeSantis as your Governor got to do it and I’m telling you I know he’s a great great guy he’s going to be incredible Governor I have no doubt I have no down I don’t do these endorsements easily I don’t need to be here although it seems to have an impact the other day we endorsed a great gentleman from Georgia he was probably 5 Points down he won the election by 40 points he got 70% of the vote to 30 think of that great guy and many others I maybe we could go over one after another actually starting to give us credit for this I don’t think there’s ever been anything like it that’s why I had to be here to formally you know I’ve been endorsing what I’ve been saying great things but I wanted to be here to formally endorse Rhonda how to get out and vote thank you Misses the Santos thank you thank you beautiful family friends get your colleagues get your neighbors and get out and vote in November you got to do it because remember we’re going to win this primary but don’t take any chances nicely sleep don’t take any chances and then about give yourself 10 15 minutes of happiness and then go back to work for November because we have to remember they’re putting up I know some of the these are people that don’t care about stopping crime these are people pouring into our country when they shouldn’t be here they don’t care about stopping drugs from poisoning are you I’m pouring over the Border they don’t care your future Governor cares and you current governor cares Rick Scott loyal citizens like you incredible people from the great state of Florida help build to this country and together we are taking back we are returning power to where it belongs the American people the marshes and raised up City’s right on this see this state was built by red-blooded American patriot who opened the first Naval Air Station at Pensacola large American soaring into the heavens we stand on the shoulders of generations of proud Americans who knew how to work knew how to fight new how to win win and you know when you will act Ron DeSantis Governor cuz you see it already what winning so much some people are getting a little tired of winning all right well please see our president it’s too much when we can’t we can’t stand it the people of Florida we can send it never wedding and he’s going to come to me in Washington in the Oval Office the beautiful Oval Office and he’s going to say mr. president the people of Florida are just downright tired of winning they can’t stand it it’s just too much mr. president I don’t care what you say we’re going to keep on winning where you going to keep arguing actually love it don’t they they love it remember what I said right at the beginning will respect it again and that man is respected and always has been we will never give up we will never given we will never ever back down and we will never ever surrender because we are Americans and our hearts bleed white and blue We Are One Pitbull We Are One family and we are one nation under God added together we will make America wealthy again strong again we will make America safe again and we will make America great again thank you right even listening to president Trump a campaign-style rally in Tampa Florida with a lot of red meat or the president’s supporters a covering a wide range of topics including of course immigration tax cut the economy are on CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett are the bass on behalf of Congressman Ron DeSantis either presidents of this August 28th first of all explain why the president has picked a side here and is backing Ron DeSantis principally by watching him on television on Fox News be a fierce defender on the president had a very harsh critic other Robert Mueller investigation and what’s your seeing playing out in the Trump effect you also see how the Fox News effect influences that reshaping of the Republican party that’s playing out right here in Florida the other candidates Republican primary very well-known very well respected Emily and doors go fund it was leading this race for a good long while considered The Heir Apparent to Rick Scott the current Republican governor television show up on Fox with some regularity always defending the president that Infinity developed because she heard from Ron DeSantis and therefore decided to wait into this primary even though. Only have any Florida Republicans back out of one of the president’s closest political attorney general has also backed out of button so the present is putting himself right in the middle of Republican primary the last day to register to vote in that primary is this coming Monday present came down here. Only talked for a speech about what he’s accomplished as president such a bore in on this Republican primary and put all of his weight behind Ron DeSantis Michigan how many many times the gourds Mythril bars trying to set an echo effect across the entire State climate endorsing the Santa’s just a few days ago but maybe in a couple of weeks ago and lost track the races no shifting trailing by double-digits and is wondering if he can bounce back well the president is trying to make sure that a button doesn’t bounce back and that he reshaped the Florida Republican Party by elevator send this and making him Republican nominee Governor Rick Scott and his Senate content interesting Lee he’s not there at the rally can you explain why that might be what restaurant was at the White House this morning focusing on the alliance he has with the president on policy but I don’t think Rick Scott considers it a good idea to associate himself with a central party squabble going on the one really created not created by the present cuz the Santas was grunting but made all the more visible by the president’s endorsement of DeSantis and how that endorsement remade the race almost overnight I think Rick Scott would prefer to keep someone a distance from the race to succeed him focus on his campaign focus on what he does and has done is Governor to work alongside and with the Trump White House but not put himself in the middle of his intra-party few that you needed an ID to buy groceries I think that comment had a lot of folks scratched the president was trying to make there was that she was calling for voter ID as I understand it voter ID exists there in the state of Florida knows that it’s a popular idea and concept among conservative voters and he’s less interested in the underlined specifics do you need a picture ID to buy groceries no you don’t or was that the law of the land Florida yes it is it’s already resolved issue nevermind though it’s one of those larger cultural Touchstone issues and the present sprinkle those through his remarks and handle and if I come for a moment I want to say something about this rally been awhile since I’ve been on the road with the president and I think there could be a tendency to sewol the rallies are the same and it’s certain large respect they are the same big bang you the same iPod the same signs the generally the same enthusiasm and you could be lulled into a sense of intellectual or political analysis complacency by saying well these rallies are basically all the same they’re kind of not true they’re different in one important respect voters who are with Trump now feel Vindicated they feel as if they were right they feel as if they are reaping the benefits of the political choice they made in 2016 and I could detect at least at this rally not only has sent to that Vindication put it possible a d percent of attached to this movement this pause this political construct that Donald Trump has placed before the Republican party and not incidentally before the country so I think it’s worth noting that there is a second stage phenomenon and it’s playing Out Among Trump supporters its effect on the DeSantis Putnam race here in Florida is already visible the very important test and we have to keep an open mind about how this test is going to play out in the midterm elections is can that affect have any residents outside of Republican primary contest can it translate in Congressional and Senate races in a midterm election and if it does then you have genuinely cycle 2-cycle political phenomenon going on I’m not predicting that but for lots of understandable quite obvious reasons based on what we saw in 2016 I’m cautious about suggesting it Major Garrett always terrific to have your astute observation inside thanks so much your streaming CBS app
President Trump is in Tampa, Florida, Tuesday night to stump for GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is running for governor. DeSantis has been a vocal advocate of Mr. Trump and his policies, as well as a vocal critic of the Justice Department and intelligence agencies. Florida’s primary is Aug. 28.

When he arrived on stage shortly aft 7 p.m. the president was met by fans with “Make America Great Again” and “Make Farmers Great Again” hats, and supporters with signs including one that said, “Hillary Will Start World War 3.” In his first two sentences, Mr. Trump mentioned his 2016 victory in Florida.

Introducing DeSantis and inviting him on stage, Mr. Trump called him a “tough, brilliant cookie.”

Mr. Trump also talked up Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who is running for Senate — or more like, he bashed Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, who, in Mr. Trump’s words, is controlled by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

A brief protest broke out towards the beginning of the rally, although the situation was quickly handled. But it was noticeable enough for the president to mention it from the podium.

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