Trump backtracks on Florida mail-in voting: 'I encourage all to request a Ballot & Vote by Mail'
President of the United States Donald Trump speaking with attendees at the 2019 Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Gage Skidmore)

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that he wanted "all" people to vote by mail in Florida.


"Whether you call it Vote by Mail or Absentee Voting, in Florida the election system is Safe and Secure, Tried and True," Trump wrote on Twitter. "Florida’s Voting system has been cleaned up (we defeated Democrats attempts at change), so in Florida I encourage all to request a Ballot & Vote by Mail!"

The president's tweet comes after he spent weeks attacking mail-in voting. Florida is the state where Trump is expected to vote.