Armed with ominous hyperbole and the aura of “winning,” President Donald Trump flew into Southwest Florida on Wednesday night to whip the Republican vote ahead of Tuesday’s elections and save America from the Democrats.
Less than a week from an election that could propel him toward reelection in 2020 or ensnare him in a fight for political survival, Trump warned the Sunshine State faithful that an Andrew Gillum governorship would take Florida’s purring economy and turn it into a Venezuela-like recession.
He cautioned that a fourth term for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson would guarantee higher taxes.
And he promised that in Florida, only Ron DeSantis and Gov. Rick Scott can stop the hordes of illegal immigrants waiting to flood into the country if Democrats win.
“In less than one week, Americans will go to the polls in one of the most important elections of their lives,” he told a raucous crowd of more than 8,000. “Though,” he said, unable to help himself, “not as important as 2016. I’d like to say it, but not really.”
If anything is true with the president, it’s that all things lead back to Trump.
And so, with the president’s future directly tied to Florida, Trump came to the Fort Myers area to make the closing pitch to voters on Scott’s Senate bid and for DeSantis, a Trump acolyte who won Florida’s Republican primary for governor in no small part because the president campaigned for him and gave him his blessing.
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