DeSantis gets Trump nod as Florida prepares to reopen

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis got a big stage at a big moment Tuesday, but not everything went totally as scripted.

One day before DeSantis is set to unveil his plans to reopen the state’s economy, he was at the White House for a public meeting with President Donald Trump, who unexpectedly signaled he was considering a ban on travelers from Brazil — a country that serves as a major feeder to Florida’s tourism-dependent economy.

DeSantis was able to brush off the unscripted moment and used the national platform to showcase what he sees as Florida’s coronavirus progress. The meeting also sent a clear message that DeSantis is once again in Trump’s good graces after their relationship briefly soured.

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