"I want to thank our farmers", Trump said.

The internet quickly reminded the president that no, you don't need an ID when you are buying groceries.

Trump's arrival in Florida underscored the larger-than-life presence he has wielded in Republican primaries ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, capable of influencing the outcomes of primaries with a single tweet.

"There's no doubt that the Trump bump is real and DeSantis got a lift from it", said Steve Vancore, a Democratic political candidate.

Instead, he spent much of the rally highlight strong economic numbers and praising DeSantis as "a tough, brilliant cookie".

"I appreciate your support, Mr. President", DeSantis said in his brief remarks before Trump stepped to the microphone in Tampa. The president's son, Donald Trump Jr., has already campaigned for DeSantis, a member of the hard-line conservative House Freedom Caucus.

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.

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In Tuesday's wide-ranging speech, Trump touched on the issue of funding for a border wall, hours after he took to Twitter to renew his vow to force a government shutdown over the issue.

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Asked about that reversal on Fox News, Putnam said,"It certainly says that the president is well liked in the state of Florida".

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.

He also advocated for requiring voters to present photo identification, even though Florida already has such a law on the books.

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

"It's insane", he added, "but we're turning it around".


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