Florida's coronavirus outbreak complicates Republican convention -- and Trump's reelection bid

MIAMI — When Vice President Mike Pence, the head of the White House coronavirus task force, returns to Florida Thursday, he’ll find a much different situation than when he last visited in late May.Florida at the time was reopening restaurants and gyms. Politicians were paving the way for the Republican National Convention to relocate from Charlotte, North Carolina. And the state — a must-win this November for President Donald Trump — was hailed by Fox News anchors as a conservative success story.“We succeeded,” a defiant Gov. Ron DeSantis said on May 20, chiding his critics in Orlando next to ...


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