It was a sometimes rambling set piece of Trumpian oratory that stretched more than an hour long, featuring plenty of ad-libbed departures from his prepared text, storytelling and anecdotes.
The ad serves as a reminder of Trump's soaring approval ratings among Republican voters, and how hard it will be for some Republican candidates to win races if they distance themselves from the White House. Not featured in the ad is DeSantis reading to his kids about how some children in this country are now separated from their parents, and living in baby concentration camps.
After he got a tepid response from congressional Republican leaders to his suggestion that he would shut down the government over the issue, the president made only a subtle reference to the threat Tuesday evening in Tampa.
"We've got a message for lawmakers across the country. We need more votes", Trump said in Tampa.
Ahead of the president's rally, the Democratic Governors Association released a statement that said, "DeSantis is the latest Trump wannabe catering to the fringe-far right while everyday Floridians wait to hear a real plan for Florida". Sanders said Wednesday that "even if there are 10 people that are voting illegally, it shouldn't happen". "This may be, and in fact it probably is, the greatest movement in the history of our country".
Asked when Trump last bought groceries, Sanders responded, "I'm not sure".
Trump denies knowing about son's meeting with Russians, despite Cohen's claim
Friday's tweet storm from the President included another denunciation of Mueller's investigation as "the rigged Witch Hunt". Giuliani said there are about 11 or 12 other Cohen tapes in which others discuss the president and members of his family.
DeSantis is facing off against state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the state's August 28 Republican primary.
Trump also is defending his trade agenda and snapping at China and other US competitors for having "targeted our farmers". He noted that he moved the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and said America is respected again overseas.
"Not good, not nice", he told the crowd as tensions with China continue to escalate, adding: "You know what our farmers are saying? "It's OK. We can take it".
Then he reads a story to one of the kids, who sits in his lap as he holds a copy of then-businessman Trump's book "The Art of the Deal" and utters this line: "Then Mr. Trump said, 'You're fired.' I love that part". Scott is seeking to defeat Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in a high-profile Senate race. What they had to say showed exactly how divided Floridians are about topics ranging from immigration to the environment to Trump himself.
At a rally in Tampa, Florida, he said: "You know, if you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID".