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‘Women for Trump’ tour visits Lee County Republican headquarters

The “Women for Trump” tour bus rolled into town Friday. We had a crew at the Lee County Republican headquarters on Winkler Road when it showed up.

The Trump campaign is confident it will win Southwest Florida in a big way, win Florida by just enough and win the White House by convincing the silent majority everywhere — people who silently support the president — to go to the polls.

“We are going to fight for America until the end,” said Mercedes Schlapp, the president’s senior campaign adviser.

Schlapp stopped in Fort Myers as part of the “Women for Trump” bus tour. A Cuban-American, Schlapp said the Latino vote is critical to both candidates, but not a necessity to win the election.

“We have seven different scenarios that we are looking at,” Schlapp said. “Some of them don’t include Florida. While we want to win Florida, we think we will win Florida. There’s no question in my mind that we will win Florida. We have several ways to get to 270.”

Among topics of discussion with Schlapp were mail-in voting, strategies and polls. One topic that was not covered due to time constraints was the coronavirus.

In a crowded room, shoulder-to-shoulder, only a handful of people wore masks. We asked Byron Donalds, the Republican nominee for U.S. House Florida District 19, about the message this sends.

“In the United States today, under the president of the presidents leadership, if you need a ventilator, you can get a ventilator,” Donalds said. “So right now, all people need to take responsibility for their own health care and make the proper decisions for themselves, so, number one, we can get our economy open.”

The president himself and his team believe a recovering economy will convince independents to vote Trump come November.

Reporter:Morgan Rynor
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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