Hundreds of Trump supporters and foes gather early ahead of Tampa rally


During a freewheeling rally in Tampa, Trump was making the case for stricter voter identification laws, a cause that is broadly popular among his conservative base, when he made the false claim about grocery shopping. Trump had been railing against the idea of allowing noncitizens to vote, saying, "Only American citizens should vote in American elections".

He asserted, "if you go out and want to buy groceries, you need ID". "Trump thinks you need photo ID to buy groceries".

Shoppers do need IDs to buy alcohol, some medicines and cigarettes.

President Donald Trump is jumping into the Florida governor's race by endorsing GOP candidate Ron DeSantis for the job. The president accused Democrats of obstructing his agenda and Brett Kavanaugh, who he chose as a Supreme Court nominee.

Scott was also endorsed by Trump in his bid to defeat Sen.

Trump has publicly threatened to shut down the federal government over his push to overhaul the nation's immigration system and fund his signature border wall, though officials say he has privately assured staff he wouldn't provoke a fiscal crisis before midterms.

Trump disputes Cohen claim he knew of Trump Tower meeting
CNN said Cohen lacks evidence such as an audio recording to corroborate his assertion that Trump knew of the meeting. According to Giuliani, the 100 or more tapes seized from Cohen prove that "the president did nothing wrong".

Just a few months ago, DeSantis was way behind in the polls, but is now enjoying a lead, and in some polls, is leading over opponent and current AG Commissioner Adam Putnam.

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.

DeSantis has tied his campaign for governor directly to Trump, even teaching one of his two children to "build the wall" with blocks in a recent campaign ad.

Putnam's campaign released an ad last week featuring the endorsement of Attorney General Pam Bondi, a staunch Trump supporter, who said Putnam will "stand with President Trump to get tough on illegal immigration".

They also come as his administration considers more than doubling its planned tariffs on US$200 billion in Chinese imports, ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to return to the negotiating table.