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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