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President Donald Trump jokingly said on Friday that he would “fire” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis if he did not secure the crucial battleground state in November against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

At a rally in Ocala, Trump praised the state’s first-term GOP governor, calling him a “friend,” but putting him on notice that he expects to win the state.

“He’s done a great job and he’s been my friend,” Trump said. “Hey, Ron, are we going to win this state, please? You know if we don’t win it, I’m blaming the governor. I’ll fire him somehow. I’m going to fire him. I will find a way, anyway.”

The friendly banter between the two Republicans was a stark contrast to the harsh rhetoric that the president has employed against several Democratic governors, including New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, accusing them of trying to tilt the election against him.

In September 2019, Trump declared Florida as his primary residence, according to The New York Times. The native New Yorker, who was already spending much of his vacation time at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, made a huge exception for Florida when it came to his …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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