As the presidential election inches closer, you’re going to see both presidential candidates visiting Florida to try and get your votes.
Lara Trump, President Trump’s daughter-in-law and campaign advisor, Katrina Pierson, also a campaign advisor and former Florida Attorney General, Pam Bondi made a stop in Downtown Jacksonville today.
The “River City” is just one of their stops on the “Women for Trump” Bus Tour.
According to Michael Binder, a Political Science and Public Administration Professor at UNF, women often turn out in greater numbers –in comparison to men—when it comes to Election time.
“Trump also needs those suburban women [to vote for him.] It’s a lot of discussion about them and where they’re returning,” Binder went on to say, “If he can win the suburban women vote, it’s going to go a long way to getting Trump elected, at least in Florida.”
Dozens of women of all ages, filled one of the rooms on the 2nd floor Hyatt Regency for the “Women for Trump” bus tour.
They were socially distanced, some masked up, others proudly holding signs.
But all of them were attentively listening to Lara Trump, Katrina Pierson and Pam Bondi.
“Now is the time to push forward. Now is the time to dig in and make sure that we send a very clear message,” Pierson said to the crowd.
That message was to re-elect President Trump, with the focus on what he’s done for the economy, what he can to increase safety and cut down on violence and how he’s help veterans.
Jacksonville City Councilman Rory Diamond, also the CEO of K9s for Warriors, attended and spoke to the crowd to show is support for President Trump’s re-election.
“You have to look back at the actual results, what he’s produced for this country,” said Lara Trump.
According to the U.S. Labor Department, 1.4 million jobs were added last month and the unemployment rate fell from 10.2% to 8.4%
But their numbers also show that the economy has recovered less than half of the 22 million jobs that were lost in the spring.
I had the opportunity to interview Bondi once she got off stage.
I asked her to tell me why women’s quality of life would better if they elected President Trump for another four years.
This was her response:
"President Trump built up the greatest economy ever. He’s the only one that can do it again. He did it once, he’ll do it again. He’s not in this for himself, for his family. It’s the opposite. He’s in here as a sacrifice for all Americans, all Floridians.
She also mentioned her admiration for the actions President Trump has taken to strengthen the military and help law enforcement.
Cole, however, was expecting her answer to include more women-centric issues, like abortion, equal pay or family leave.
But Bondi, along with the other women on the panel, made no mention of any of those topics.
The former AG did, however, mention female unemployment falling to its lowest rate in 65 years. However, to put it into perspective, unemployment can also be affected by other factors.
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