Trump to Republican voters: ‘I love Florida’ and endorse Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis and President Donald Trump at a Tampa rally on July 31. (Zac Anderson/The Sarasota Herald-Tribune)

After giving Ron DeSantis his “full endorsement’ in June and appearing with him at a Tampa rally in July, President Donald Trump is seeking to close the deal with voters in Tuesday’s Florida Republican primary for governor.

Trump recorded a 54-second phone message that the DeSantis campaign is sending to GOP voters across the state.

“My friend Ron DeSantis is running for governor of the great state of Florida. I love Florida. I fully endorsed Ron in tomorrow’s election,” says Trump, who goes on to call DeSantis a “solid conservative” who has supported him on a border wall with Mexico, tax cuts, military spending and veterans issues.

“He will be absolutely outstanding,” Trump concludes.

U.S. Rep. DeSantis faces Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the GOP primary. The winner takes on the winner of a five-candidate Democratic primary.