Trump barnstorms Jacksonville as election gamesmanship reaches fever pitch

Trump barnstorms Jacksonville as election gamesmanship reaches fever pitch

President Trump began a two-day campaign swing through eastern Florida Thursday night — his second in his adopted home state three weeks — with a rally at Jacksonville airport. "I’m working my ass off," Trump told the crowd at Cecil Airport, noting he is barnstorming through battleground states as polls show Democratic rival Joe Biden holding leads in national polls and in key swing states. "Forty days from now we re going to win Florida," Trump said. "We’re going to win four more years in the White House." Trump’s speech sounded familiar themes, he vowed the United States would not become a socialist country, promised the nation would see an economic resurgence from the coronavirus pandemic and pledged to support police officers and law enforcement agents. "This is the most important election in the history of the country," he said, adding that Democrats "are going to raise your taxes and take away your Second Amendment" gun rights. Trump then flew to Miami International Airport. He is scheduled to spend the night at his Trump National golf resort in Doral. Trump’s visit comes as election year political gamesmanship reaches fever pitch in Florida. This week, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg offered $16 million to help former felons pay off fines and restitution so they can register to vote. On the heels of Bloomberg’s move, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody and state Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis called for investigations into Bloomberg’s benevolence aimed at registering voters. But another […]

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