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Donald Trump Headed to Southwest Florida to Help Ron DeSantis

October 25, 2018 - 8:00am
Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis
Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis

President Donald Trump is returning to the Sunshine State next week as he tries to help former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., the Republican candidate for governor, catch Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democrat in the race, with a rally scheduled for the Fort Myers area on Halloween night. 

Trump’s campaign team announced on Wednesday afternoon that the president will appear at a Make America Great Rally at the Hertz Arena in Estero next Wednesday night. 

“President Trump is expected to discuss the success of his America First agenda which is delivering new jobs and bigger paychecks to the hardworking men and women of Florida, as well as the critical need for Floridians to get out and vote for the GOP in the midterm elections,” his campaign team noted. 

“We are pleased to announce the next stop on our national midterm campaign tour with a Make America Great Again rally on Wednesday, October 31st in Fort Myers, Florida, featuring President Donald Trump,” said Michael Glassner, the COO of Trump’s campaign team. 

“President Trump looks forward to celebrating the success of his America first agenda that’s delivering more jobs and bigger paychecks to families all across the Sunshine State. The president will also remind Floridians of the critical need to get out and vote between now and Election Day on November 6th to help protect and expand the Republican majorities in the House and Senate,” Glassner added. 

Trump helped DeSantis win the Republican primary over state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam back in August, including holding a rally with him in the Tampa Bay area. DeSantis is also getting help from other members of the Trump administration. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to campaign with DeSantis in Jacksonville on Thursday before holding events with Gov. Rick Scott who is challenging U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., next month. 


Scott’s prior tenure as CEO of Columbia/HCA about two decades ago, when the hospital company was fined $1.7 billion for Medicare fraud. n December 2000, the U.S. Justice Department announced that Columbia/HCA agreed to pay $840 million in criminal fines, civil damages and penalties. Among the revelations from the 2000 settlement: • Columbia billed Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal programs for tests that were not necessary or had not been ordered by physicians; • The company attached false diagnosis codes to patient records to increase reimbursement to the hospitals; • The company illegally claimed non-reimbursable marketing and advertising costs as community education; • Columbia billed the government for home health care visits for patients who did not qualify to receive them. The government settled a second series of similar claims with Columbia/HCA in 2002 for an additional $881 million. The total for the two fines was $1.7 billion. On Scott’s 2010 campaign website, he admitted to the $1.7 billion fine, though the link is no longer on the site. Considering that Holier than Thou DeSantis has not provided the receipts for $145,000 in public funds to travel back and forth to Fox News, I voted a straight Democrat Ticket.

Rick Scott the boy scout Rick Scott grew as a Mergers and Acquisition lawyer with a reputation as a brilliant negotiator. His work ethic, efficiency, and fairness were legendary in the companies he acquired. He started with one partner and $125,000 each and grew Columbia into an empire of nearly 200 hospitals making $11 Billion in annual revenues. An American success story. He was a maverick and disruptor of the stoic old-style health care industry. He promoted measuring everything for results: customer satisfaction, patient outcomes, admission growth. Even the Federal Government had started using his tools. Columbia had 10% of America’s hospitals yet 25% of the top 100 hospitals in America was his. In a 1995 Gallup poll 94% of Columbia-HCA patients rated their care as satisfactory or very satisfactory compared to 88% nationally. Old-guard hospital administrators hated it. Scott called not for profit hospitals “non-taxpaying hospitals.” His quality of care and Wal-Mart style took their patients, just like a free market should. The nonprofits started lobbying Congress and looked to the Government to help them. That is called crony capitalism. So what happened? With Hilary care being promoted and Bill’s “Operation Restore Trust”, The Federal Government was turned loose on the biggest single hospital owner and free market disruptor that was doing what the Clinton’s believed the government should do. Two surprise raids by 500 agents swooped in to gather evidence. What did they find? The overbilling practices for which Columbia-HCA was fined were common, accepted and consistent practices in the hospital industry prior to the Columbia-HCA raids. “The Department of Justice took regulations that were never subject to question and said, 'We're now going to look at them in a different way,'” Mainigi says. “They did this with the hospitals, the medical-device industry and now big pharma.” Medicare rules were constantly changing and were as complicated, gray and fuzzy as the IRS tax codes. Want proof? How many Medicare cost-reporting accountants are on google? In 2010 there were 284,000. Tiny List of companies fined for Medicare overbilling: Tenet healthcare – the #2 healthcare company. $500 million United Healthcare Banner hospitals in Arizona The Cleveland Clinic Tampa General Hospital Just google Medicare fraud fines and you will see there is a real problem, not just with ease of fraud but with the system itself with so may rules that virtually any hospital could be charged. What is unreported is that the Medicare practices were inherited with Columbia’s acquisitions. They did not start with Columbia. To date there has been none, zero, zilch, nada connection of Rick Scott to the Medicare Fraud issue. The fines were a business decision designed to put their deep pocket, long time line, and unending attack by the Federal Government behind them and keep making money for the shareholders. Paraphrased from the Business Observer Matt Walsh

Please just STOP the racist BS!

Please just STOP the racist BS!

Please just STOP the racist BS!

Please just STOP the racist BS!

Please just STOP the racist BS!

He’s not a racist !! Stop believing all the lies you hear from the Democrats !!

Ron De Santis is "not" a racist!!!! He served his country in the military, he served his country in Congress. He is a great man and will make a great governor of Florida. SOOOO VOTE "RED" EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's somehow totally appropriate that the Donald and Ron are holding this event on Halloween - they won't even need scary costumes! . . . . . . . . . . wonder what despicable things the Donald will say at this rally (don't hold your breath) . . . . . more false flag left-wing conspiracy theories? . . . . . . or more, wanting to be in denial, dismissive rhetoric (talking about the mail bomb stories) --> "maybe it can start to disappear rapidly because we don’t like those stories" . . . . . . . . . . . . . PATHETIC . . .

Ron DeSantis will do a great job! GiLLUM will destroy Florida! High taxes, which he promises will drive away corporTions and jobs, jobs, will be gone, prices will go up! Florida is doing great under Rick Scott! Jobs everywhere! Tourism! Let’s not let Guillum open borders, hate cops, higher taxes, etc ruin Florida! We don’t want to be a mini Venezuela! One for DeSantis for Governor, Rick Scott for senateAnd Matt Gaetz too!

Ron DeSantis all the way! Red Tsunami! Florida must stop the socialist Gillum!

Scary Costumes? Don't hold your breath? False flag left wing conspiracy theories? Denial ? Dismissive rhetoric about the mail bomb stories? PATHETIC like you said! Repeating hyped up talking points by fare left wing media with no fact, truth or responsibility for anything. GROW UP! GET EDUCATED ON HOW THE LEFT WILL DESTROY EVERYTHING THIS COUNTRY IS ABOUT AND HOW THIS COUNTRY DOES MORE GOOD FOR THE WHOLE WORLD THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY ON THIS PLANET. FARE LEFT = SOCIALISM!! NAME ONE COUNTRY THAT HAS BENEFITED FROM IT?

You are mean like all the Democrats. You send NASTY comments like most Democrats. That is all they can fall back on, and that is nasty and mean. No "truthful" facts!

'DeSantis may not be racists. But racists thinks he is racist!' Gillum ;^) ……………...Now the head racist serial, pathological liar , Trump, comes to help DeSantis because he is falling so far behind even in Florida!...………..It is what you get when you piss off women and decent people everywhere, even repubs, many which in the last 2 ys and why have left the party as it becomes completely fiscally and morally bankrupt...……….. How much lower will Repubs go?...…………...Their lying attack ads are having little effect as everyone knows they are lying...………..In fact repubs have just become one big disgusting lie...……...You should be so proud...………..See you November 6!!.

And your facts are not truthful

Stop projecting you Brainwashing from CNN,MSNBC on us Republicans >here are some Fact Neurotica>48 DeSantis and 45 as of Yesterday>

We are Actually ahead 48 Ron de Santis to 45 Corrupt Gillum>>> Corrupt Gillum and his Brother Marcus Gillum took Bribes from the FBI posing as Developers>

I don’t think you check the polls lately, DeSantis is ahead. And if you want to talk about liars why don’t you talk about the Democratic demons with you must be a part of

Yes, Fantastic . . . . . . . Donald (who will rid me of these meddlesome Democratic mobs and "fake news"/bodyslam them newsmen) Trump comes to Florida to support a candidate being supported by racists in a state that may be the source of mail bombs targeting those Democrats and the news media (and notice how they're too scared to have Trump shown holding Scott's hand in a photo) . . . . . . . . . about par for the course with this divisive President, and very . . . . . . . . . . . . PATHETIC . . .

You are actually humorous, and laughable. Trump is far from a racist, but then you only watch the Fake News, so wouldn't know the truth if it hit you.


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