Trump holds campaign rally in Florida

Glen Norman
November 5, 2018

Former Rep. Ron DeSantis Monday dismissed polls showing Democratic contender Andrew Gillum ahead in Florida's gubernatorial race, saying that Republicans will continue to rack up votes through early voting and on Election Day itself.

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Trump received the type of jobs report that any president would envy heading into the final days before the midterm elections.

"When words stop meaning anything, when truth doesn't matter, when people can just lie with abandon, democracy can't work", Obama said. Obama will be touting Pritzker's bid to defeat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, along with backing state attorney candidate Kwame Raoul and Democratic congressional candidates.

The Democrats are out in force in the Sunshine State, as well. The calls, which came from the same neo-Nazi group that previously attacked Gillum in Florida, were denounced by Kemp as "absolutely disgusting".

The president has tarred Mexican immigrants as "rapists", sought to ban Muslims from entering the country, and assailed the mostly-African-American football players who knelt during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

"If you want to pay high taxes, you ought to vote for the mayor of Tallahassee", Trump said.

"Mayor Andrew Gillum and his challenger, former Congressman Ron DeSantis, are running the same, 93 - 4 percent among self-identified members of each of their respective parties".

Gillum's four-point advantage falls within the margin of error.

Numerous tiny minority of black faces in the crowd were there to sell Trump paraphernalia as the president rallied support for Republican candidates. He is running against Democrat Bill Nelson, who now holds a Florida Senate seat. I'm not going to sit here and BS you. Trump noted that he also calls Florida home; his Mar-a-Lago estate is located in Palm Beach and he spends most weekends there in the winter. The rallies are part of Trump's multistate blitz in the run-up to Tuesday's balloting, when control of the House and Senate _ and perhaps the future of Trump's agenda _ are at stake.

"Some people say that there's a red tide to blame/ but I know, it's Rick Scott's fault", he sang.

He's seeking out young voters and minorities who tend to have lower turnout in a midterm election.

But the main thrust of his argument was more expansive, touching on the political left's existential concerns over what they see as hypocrisy in Trump and disdain for democratic norms.

He accused Democrats of promoting an open border and wanting to invite caravan after caravan of immigrants - referring to Central American immigrants who have entered Mexico with the aim of reaching the U.S. - and said that this would lead to more crime.

Gillum also has the edge among Hispanic voters - 57 percent to DeSantis' 29 percent.

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