Tuesday, March 31, 2020
As states across the country have pleaded for critical medical equipment from a key national stockpile, Florida has promptly received 100 percent of its first two requests -- with President Trump and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis both touting their close relationship. ... One White House official said Trump is attuned to the electoral importance of Florida in November, giving added weight to the arguments DeSantis has made to the administration that his state's economy should reopen as soon as possible. "The president knows Florida is so important for his reelection so when DeSantis says that, it means a lot," said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to be frank. "He pays close attention to what Florida wants."
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