Trump campaign hosts event in Golden Gate Estates in push for president

Reporter: Morgan Rynor Writer: Jack Lowenstein
Published: Updated:
Supporters gather during a Trump campaign rally in Golden Gate Estates Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. Credit: WINK News.

A Trump campaign event was held in Golden Gate Estate Thursday as a push for the president’s re-election bid in Southwest Florida ahead of the November election.

Two weeks after the White House Rose Garden event linked to more than a dozen COVID-19 cases, Trump campaigners held a crowded event at a VFW in Golden Gate Estates, where many people were not wearing masks.

Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s campaign manager in 2016, was a speaker at the event. We learned he was with the president last week ahead of Trump learning he was positive for COVID-19. Lewandowsky said he continues to test negative for COVID-19 after being with the president and others who tested positive.

Lewandowski is a passionate Trump supporter. He believes, with the president continuing to recover, he is among those who need to step up. He maintains he’s putting no one’s health and safety in jeopardy.

He knows voters in Florida are already mailing in ballots and knows the president can’t campaign in person amid his recovery, so it’s up to his closest supporters to rally for votes.

Among the speakers were South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, who says no one knew her before the pandemic, but now everyone knows her as the governor who let her people live freely.

“I didn’t close a business once in South Dakota, not once,” Noem said during the event.

The speakers’ message to everyone heading into the final countdown is to show your pride.

“Whatever you think you did in 2016 to deliver for this president is not enough,” Lewandowski said.

Copyright ©2023 Fort Myers Broadcasting. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without prior written consent.