In Florida, DeSantis taps his inner Trump

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is resurrecting a Trumpian style that served him on the campaign trail but has been dormant since taking state office.

Emboldened by a flattening curve of coronavirus cases in Florida after weeks of national ridicule, the Republican is tapping his inner Trump after serving his swing state as a kinder, gentler leader with a soft spot for teachers and the environment.

In his first 16 months as governor, he won an uneasy truce with Democrats and his approval ratings soared. But the political pressures of the coronavirus pandemic have roused the campaign-trail DeSantis, a defensive partisan with a Trumpian bone to pick with his perceived enemies, including Democrats and the media.

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