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Trump Draws Enthusiastic Crowd To Tampa Rally

Jul 31, 2018
Mark Schreiner / WUSF Public Media

Enthusiastic supporters of President Donald Trump packed the Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa for a rally on Tuesday night.

Trump was there to endorse gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, who he called "a tough, brilliant cookie" and predicted a win in his race against Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the state's Aug. 28 Republican primary. 

Steve Newborn / WUSF News

President Donald Trump is diving deep into Florida's Republican politics, joining his preferred candidate for governor in a competitive primary.