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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