TEAM COVERAGE: President Trump delivers remarks in SWFL regarding seniors

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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President Donald Trump speaks during an event on “Protecting America’s Seniors,” Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump was in downtown Fort Myers Friday for an invite-only private event on seniors.

During his speech at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center (formerly the Harborside Events Center), Trump discussed health care costs, Social Security and other topics that impact senior citizens, while taking the opportunity to take many jabs at his rival candidate Joe Biden.

The “Protecting America’s Seniors” event began around 1:46 p.m. after the president arrived to God Bless the USA and was greeted by the audience chanting, “four more years.”

Trump landed at RSW airport at 1:04 p.m on Air Force One.

While exciting to us, the president’s movements are always planned and well executed.

He was greeted by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson as he got off Air Force One. After a brief conversation with both, Trump walked straight to The Beast, taking no questions from reporters.

The honor of riding with him to the convention center went to the governor.

Like his arrival and departure, the motorcade is business as usual for the president. But the ambulance that followed is particularly important, considering Trump’s recent health scare.

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