Appearing in Florida twice in the past four days, President Donald Trump made the Republicans closing arguments for the upcoming midterm elections. Trump spent a considerable amount of time focusing on the nation’s economy. During a rally Saturday night in front of 5,000 voters in Pensacola, Trump appeared with the entire statewide Republican ticket including Governor Rick Scott and gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis. 

Trump specifically called out the Democratic candidates for Governor and Senate. 

He called Andrew Gillum a “radical socialist” who will “tax and regulate your jobs into oblivion.” Gillum “wants to flood your cities with criminal aliens because that’s what’s going to happen. And Gillum pledged his support to end all borders. Can you believe that?” “Gillum’s policies would be an extreme nightmare for Florida, the state we all love.

Trump complained to the Pensacola crowd that he never sees Senator Bill Nelson. “We have 100 Senators, 49 Democrats and I never see him,” Trump said. “Bill never calls me and says, ‘I’d like to get something for Florida. Okeechobee – the dam.’ We’re doing that because Rick Scott was driving us all crazy in the White House. I’ve never had a call from Senator Bill Nelson saying, ‘can you help me.'”

Trump also introduced the remaining members of the Republican ticket: Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody, Agriculture Commissioner candidate Matt Caldwell and Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. 

Trump also focused on the economy. Friday’s national economic numbers show America added 250,000 new jobs in September, a lowering jobless rate and increased job wages. “A vote for Republicans is to protect your families, to keep America’s economic boom going full speed ahead”

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Governor Scott and former Congressman DeSantis also highlighted the economy during separate comments at the Trump rally. They echoed Trump’s message, electing Republicans next Tuesday keeps Florida and the country’s economy on the right track. 

David Bishop is a native Floridian, husband and father. During his 30 year career, David has been a journalist, political operative and communications consultant.