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Trump joked that he"ll "find a way" to fire Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis if he loses the state in November

The president sees Florida as a must-win state in his electoral coalition if he is to be reelected to a second term. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) and President Trump are close political allies. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Preside.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytOct 17th, 2020

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis orders statewide shutdown after insisting the White House hadn"t advised him to take bold action

Butch Dill/AP Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican closely aligned with President Donald Trump, ordered that the entire state of Florida shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus effective on Thursday.  Florida h.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 1st, 2020

Pompeo jokes Trump may fire him in a tweet as rumors swirl about his departure

Press Information Department Handout/Reuters Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joked on Monday that President Donald Trump may fire him via tweet. That's exactly what happened to Trump's last secretary of state. Pompeo ruled out ru.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 18th, 2019

President Trump heads to Florida

President Donald Trump will hold a rally next week in Tampa as he seeks to build support for Republican candidates, including gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis. Trump is scheduled to appear at 7 p.m. July 31 at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 24th, 2018

: Trump — making another plug for in-person voting — casts own ballot in Florida before rallies

President Donald Trump said he voted Saturday “for a guy named Trump" and called it an “honor” to cast his own ballot in his adopted home state of Florida before he jetted off to campaign in three battleground states......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 24th, 2020

Election: Trump amplifies tax-cut message in Florida town hall

President Donald Trump used a Florida town-hall meeting Thursday night to call for a middle-class tax cut if he’s re-elected, appealing to voters’ pocketbooks as he lags his rival Joe Biden in Sunshine State polls......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchOct 15th, 2020

Florida Gov. DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and small businesses as the coronavirus continues to spread

The order ensures all restaurants and small businesses in the state can operate at full capacity and banned fines for refusing to wear masks. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday put forth new legislation ai.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytSep 26th, 2020

Trump says he"s providing a $13 billion bailout to farmers as he seeks support from rural voters ahead of November

Polls show Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden edging out Trump by several percentage points in the key battleground state of Wisconsin. .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 18th, 2020

Trump courts Arizona Latinos, considered critical in this battleground state

With polls showing him trailing in the state, President Donald Trump stopped in Phoenix on Monday to woo a key demographic that could make or break the November election and determine whether Arizona flips from red to blue: Hispanic voters. His appearanc.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 15th, 2020

Breaking: Florida issues order allowing bars to reopen next week

There's finally some good news for bars across the Sunshine State: The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation issued an emergency order on Sept. 10 at the direction of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that will allow them to r.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 10th, 2020

New polls show Joe Biden struggling to appeal to Latino voters in Florida, a boost to Donald Trump in the critical swing state

Joe Biden hopes to win over Latino voters in Florida, but recent polling data shows Donald Trump has made gains among this demographic. FILE - In this June 25, 2020, fi.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytSep 8th, 2020

Trump signs order extending moratorium on offshore drilling around Florida

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order on offshore drilling that looked designed to appeal to voters in the swing state of Florida. "In a few moments, I will sign a president.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 8th, 2020

Insiders say legal troubles for Trump and a vanquished reelection campaign could ignite if the president is no longer president

Legal insiders are bracing for a world where Trump loses in November and the ex-president faces down a slew of reinvigorated court fights. Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stor.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytSep 6th, 2020

Trump suggests North Carolina residents vote twice — which is illegal

President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested North Carolina residents should try to vote twice in the November election, seemingly encouraging them to attempt to commit voter fraud in an effort to test the state’s mail-in voting system......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 3rd, 2020

Trump suggests North Carolina residents vote twice. Which is illegal

President Donald Trump on Wednesday suggested North Carolina residents should try to vote twice in the November election, seemingly encouraging them to attempt to commit voter fraud in an effort to test the state’s mail-in voting system......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 3rd, 2020

Florida"s governor says the state"s unemployment system was set up to "pay out the least number of claims" and discourage people seeking benefits

Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state's unemployment system was structured to keep benefit payouts to a minimum and discourage people from seeking them. "I think the goal was for whoever de.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytAug 5th, 2020

Trump suddenly supports mail-in voting — for the key swing state of Florida

After weeks of bashing mail-in voting and even suggesting the 2020 election should be delayed. President Donald Trump has changed his tune — at least when it comes to the critical swing state of Florida. Now he’s for it......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 4th, 2020

DeSantis declares state of emergency for Hurricane Isaias

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday issued a state of emergency for all counties along Florida’s East Coast in response to Hurricane Isaias as the storm tracks close to the state's shoreline along its northern journey. While no state-run shelters are curre.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 31st, 2020

State of emergency called for Florida"s east coast as Hurricane Isaias develops

Florida has called a state of emergency for counties on the east coast as Hurricane Isaias develops. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called the emergency, which includes the tri-county area, during a July 31 press conference. A portion of Florida fro.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 31st, 2020

Isaias upgraded to hurricane; state warns of impacts

With the upgrade of Isaias to hurricane status, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday warned of impacts to Florida this weekend even if the growing system remains offshore. “While we can't be certain of the exact track of the storm, and we certai.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 31st, 2020

Wall Street doesn’t care if Trump loses. Here’s why.

The markets discounted the coronavirus pandemic and recession, and investors look set to shrug off the prospect of a Democratic sweep in November — even though that could bring a reversal of Trump's corporate tax cuts and deregulation......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJul 27th, 2020