During a freewheeling rally in Tampa, Donald Trump claimed shoppers needed photo to buy groceries. Bush had dropped out by the time the Florida primary took place, but Trump won Florida with 46 percent support to Rubio's second-place 27 percent showing.
China and other top US trade partners zeroed in on American farmers with retaliatory tariffs after the administration imposed duties on Chinese goods as well as steel and aluminium from the European Union, Canada and Mexico.
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in the East Room of the White House, Monday, July 30, 2018, in Washington.
"You know, I live a lot of time in Florida", Trump said. 'In this country, if you want to buy nearly anything, you need ID'.
Twitter users were quick to point out that the president's statement about purchasing groceries was not correct.
Identifications are required to purchase limited items such as alcohol, cigarettes or cold medicine and in rapidly declining situations in which a customer opts to pay with a personal check.
The President will be in town to tout technical education as well as back Florida Republican politics ahead of the upcoming mid-term elections.
DeSantis, who now represents Florida's 6th Congressional district in the House, is a loyal Trump supporter and has been described by the president as a "warrior" for his commitment. Bill Nelson in one of the most high-profile races of this midterm election and polls indicate a close contest.
Trump, who is seeking Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court in the fall, also made the case that voters need to elect more Republicans, pointing to Democratic opposition to his pick. What they had to say showed exactly how divided Floridians are about topics ranging from immigration to the environment to Trump himself.
Trump's freaky and inaccurate claims in support of the laws certainly won't help win much additional support on the issue.
"But we're going to get it", he said.
Trump is annoyed at the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller and concerned that it is allowing his opponents to chip away at his legitimacy as President.
He spent much of the rally highlight strong economic numbers and praising DeSantis as "a tough, brilliant cookie".
The president's support has helped DeSantis rise in the polls against Secretary of State Adam Putnam, with a month to go before the August 28 primary.
Trump's remarks at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall come one week after his administration announced that it is preparing a $12 billion emergency aid package for farmers who have been caught in his escalating trade war with China and other countries.
Not so long ago, Republicans talked of making their party a big tent party that would welcome moderates into the fold, said Republican former U.S. Rep. David Jolly of Pinellas County, who attended the rally despite being a vocal critic of the president.
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