Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at Universal Studios in Orlanda, Florida, on June 3. Photo: AP Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at Universal Studios in Orlanda, Florida, on June 3. Photo: AP
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at Universal Studios in Orlanda, Florida, on June 3. Photo: AP

politico | With Trump’s re-election hopes on the line, Florida’s DeSantis defies critics as coronavirus spreads

  • In state crucial to securing president’s second term, Republican governor aims to shift focus from pandemic to economic recovery
  • Florida’s cases are rising to record levels and percentage of positive tests has been steadily climbing since state fully implemented first phase of reopening

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at Universal Studios in Orlanda, Florida, on June 3. Photo: AP Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at Universal Studios in Orlanda, Florida, on June 3. Photo: AP
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference at Universal Studios in Orlanda, Florida, on June 3. Photo: AP
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