May 09, 2019

Florida rally: Diverse Trump fans already hyped up about 2020

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

The United States presidential election in 2020 is coming up faster than you think. As the Democrats scramble to pick someone to contend with Trump, the president has been hosting rallies across the country.


Yesterday's rally was hosted in Panama City, Florida. The country's largest swing state, a victory in Florida will be crucial for Donald Trump to secure reelection in 2020.

The state's 29 Electoral College votes that hang in the balance could go either red or blue, even if the crowd size (and comments from those I spoke to) at Donald Trump's rally last night seems to indicate the state is solidly Republican.

The increased voter turnout in Florida during the midterm elections last November mean that the president will have to find support with voters the Republican Party has not had as much success with historically.

But as you'll see in my video, it appears the president is excelling in reaching out to Florida’s minorities. Women, Hispanic, African Americans — from what I could see, they're all coming out in droves to support a Republican president like they never have before.

Near the end of his speech the president thanked local Republican leadership in Florida, referencing past squabbles between Senator Marco Rubio and himself, saying since then their relationship has developed, to the point of Trump calling Rubio “a great man.“

As is typical for the president's trademark stadium-busting rallies, thousands and thousands came from across Florida and even out of state to support the president's bid for re-election. In the overflow zone outside the venue, where I was speaking with voters, there were easily several thousand people — a stark contrast to the tens of people Democratic candidates like Beto O'Rourke are attracting. 

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commented 2019-05-11 23:02:05 -0400
commented 2019-05-10 20:18:10 -0400
Great stuff Keean!.. yes it is refreshing to see positive, coherent, enthusiastic and non violent everyday people rallying around their leader who is delivering results with keeping what is in the best interest of the American people..

Ron Joseph.. I try to look at the Trump rally’s as a positive hope that Canadians will do the same and rally around Bernier.
commented 2019-05-10 10:37:44 -0400
I get depressed seeing a Trump Rally where everyone is excited and happy. We get to see a CBC Trudeau Rally where he blames Harper for all his problems, or worse yet we see the Hippie Mayor Lisa Helps of Victoria blame John A. MacDonald for her failures and even remove his statue. What a Country?
commented 2019-05-09 22:57:14 -0400
Nice to watch a feel good video! Thanks Keean.
Certainly proves it pays to vote in a private sector business man to run a country and not a civil servant.
Bernier is the only party leader with a business background in private sector banking and financing as well as a BCom. He was the federal Minister of Commerce.
Singh has a law degree and a degree in biology. He was a student until 2005, called to the bar in 2006, so he has 13 years in the real world of social justice law.
Scheer – well, he has a degree in history, he worked on campaigns while in school, was a waiter, an insurance broker and then was elected in 2004.

I just don’t know……
commented 2019-05-09 21:49:16 -0400
Couldn’t stop smiling while I watched this video… Keean your stuff is “must see”. Looking forward to more.
commented 2019-05-09 20:50:23 -0400
Wish I was there.
commented 2019-05-09 20:07:16 -0400
Aha, do I sense the Left looking to the Right for deliverance.
commented 2019-05-09 18:46:14 -0400
Right on Trump fans keep on rolling!! Man is it refreshing to see an interview with normal common sense,intelligent right wingers instead of those screaming,delusional leftist wing nut socialist’s trying to sucker punch someone!!! The Trump Train is building steam,what’s hilarious is rallies are massive and the Clintons speaking tours can barely sell tickets-hahaha Hillary!!!!!
commented 2019-05-09 17:58:49 -0400
Now that’s a whole lotta love. Eat your heart out Justin.

…and cbc.

You look like you are having fun Keean!