DeSantis engages Trump’s supporters in Southwest Florida

Reporter: Andrea Guerrero Writer: Drew Hill
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Ron DeSantis

The deadline to request your mail-in ballot has now passed, and those ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day. The governor was out Saturday reminding people to vote and to turn their ballots in on time. He also managed to do some campaigning for President Donald Trump.

“This is an important part of the state and we really like what we’re seeing here. A lot of people have been coming out to vote,” said DeSantis.

Many believe Trump helped DeSantis get elected. Now, he’s trying to return the favor.

“I’ve been here now in Southwest Florida a few times in the last few weeks, but we’re going to keep coming back and I think there’s a lot of enthusiasm here for the Trump ticket,” the governor said.

There was a great deal of enthusiasm as the governor’s and president’s supporters watched as Trump cast his ballot in Florida on Saturday. “I voted for a guy named Trump,” he said.

Others were out Saturday ready to cast their votes as well. “You have to show the support,” said Lindsay Brown, one of the supporters who came to ‘Trump The Vote’. “Everybody has to get out and vote and you have to vote with your heart and you have to vote with your fundamentals and your morals and you have to protect the freedoms that we have.”

The president and governor seem to be using plays from the same playbook. DeSantis said Saturday in Naples that Florida nor the rest of the nation can afford to reverse course right now.

“People are really pleased. We opened up visitation at the end of August, you’ve seen the cases in nursing homes go way, way down,” said DeSantis. “And I think part of that is because they have their loved ones in there and no one wants to keep the place safer than they do.”

The governor then left the crowd with a prediction. “And Donald Trump will be reelected president.”

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