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Trump eyes older voters in Florida for any sign of faltering

Irvin Hilts
Posted at 8:22 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 08:24:11-04

SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. — President Donald Trump’s path to reelection runs through places like Sun City Center in Florida that’s now home to a booming retirement community, but some residents are growing restless.

One 72-year-old retiree who voted for Trump in 2016 says his support for the president collapsed entirely amid the coronavirus pandemic, which he blames Trump for mishandling.

Trump’s advisers have grown increasingly worried about a drop in support among seniors, a group vital to his hopes of winning a second term this November.

Especially those in Florida, which is not only Trump’s new home state but also a key battleground swing state in the race.