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New DeSantis campaign ad catches eyeballs ahead of Trump's Florida rally

New DeSantis campaign ad catches eyeballs ahead of Trump's Florida rally

The president made the claim Tuesday evening at a rally in Tampa, Fla., as he made a point about voting laws.

He asserted, "if you go out and want to buy groceries, you need ID". "You go out and you want to buy anything, you need ID".

To be fair, to purchase alcohol and sometimes certain over-the-counter medications requires an ID.

There is no word yet if the President will travel back to Florida in advance of the primary, but chances are good though that he will be back to campaign in advance of the midterms, with the important Senate election up for grabs between Governor Rick Scott and incumbent Bill Nelson.

Trump also criticized Democrats who oppose his nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, and said voters need to elect more Republicans.

Trump also railed against Democratic Sen.

Trump praised DeSantis as "a tough, brilliant cookie" and predicts: "He's going to be your next governor".

The president referred to his efforts to get Congress to approve more funding for a border wall, and the prospect of a partial government shutdown in the fall over the issue.

Polling suggests that DeSantis has overcome Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam's once-commanding lead, due nearly exclusively to the president's endorsement.

Trump's gaffe was compared to former president George H.W. Bush, whose failed 1992 re-election campaign was dealt a blow during a trip to a grocery store, when he allegedly expressed surprise at the sight of a checkout scanner.

His appearance alongside DeSantis comes after the candidate released a new campaign ad for the gubernatorial race, featuring his entire family's devotion to all things Trump.

Polls in the last week show DeSantis leading Putnam - as many voters have already received absentee ballots, early voting begins in mid-August, and the primary is just four weeks away.

"The time has come for voter ID, like everything else", the president told supporters, "voter ID".

'Only American citizens should vote in American elections. "But we are turning it around".