The AP noted that "it's unclear when the president last purchased groceries or anything else himself".
Hours before President Donald Trump arrived in Tampa, the man he came to campaign for released a new ad showing he's all in for the president. Now with headlines and photos of DeSantis and Trump together on almost every major newspaper's front page and on television news around the state reinforces that support with a Republican base that loves the president. But it's not the highest, and his repeated claim to be more popular than Abraham Lincoln can't be confirmed since there were no scientific polls back then.
Monday night, they gathered in Tampa to make signs with messages like, "Lock him up" and "Vote them out".
Florida, where Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club rises amid manicured greens and gently curved palm trees, is something of a second home for the president, who has dubbed his membership-only retreat "the Winter White House". "It's time to vote Bill Nelson out of office".
Scott didn't join Trump at the rally but appeared with him at Tampa Bay Technical High School.
McManus added that Trump's endorsement could be both a blessing and a curse if DeSantis becomes the Republican nominee in the general election.
Instead, he spent much of the rally highlight strong economic numbers and praising DeSantis as "a tough, brilliant cookie".
"This may be - in fact it probably is - the greatest movement in the history of America", Trump told the overflow crowd of about 10,000 filled with red T-shirts and Make America Great Again caps. Trump is everywhere in DeSantis' campaigning material, mentioned every other sentence in his speeches.
Later, Trump ceremonially signed one of the first major education initiatives of his administration - the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. He's made countless stops around the state, running a traditional grassroots campaign with a focus on Florida issues.
He parked a bus with the words "Trump's worst nightmare" outside the venue Tuesday, drawing more than a few heckles and taunts.
Trump said the bill gives students better access to jobs in this "incredibly booming economy".
"There's no doubt in my mind", Putnam said, "that an bad lot of people at the Trump rally last night were Trump-Putnam voters".
The song mixed with the taunts from people in cars and a man screaming into a loudspeaker about Jesus.
The group has warned that the GOP is not doing enough to contain government spending.
"It's in people's consciousness now that he has Trump's endorsement". It's a testament not only to Trump's high popularity among Republican voters but also reveals the campaign's belief that Trump's supporters are enough for victory on August 28.
"I like that he has a great association with the president, and he knows how the Hill works. Two nice guys with bad ideas".
President Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland for a trip to Tampa to attend a rally on July 31.
Trump also reeled off a list of unemployment statistics for various categories - including a record-low rate for African-Americans.