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Rep. Hart Criticizes Trumps Decision To Fundraise In Florida

Democratic Rep. Dianne Hart is backing a gain time bill in the Florida House for the 2020 session.

President Donald Trump will be in Tampa, Florida Friday holding a fundraising event for his campaign. A Saturday trip to South Florida was canceled due to Hurricane Isaias. Tampa Democratic state Representative Diane Hart calls the trip quote: “untimely.”

“We do have a major storm impending and he is coming here for what, for a major fundraiser. Not to deal with the virus or the storm or PPE’s or any equipment," said Hart. "He’s always first, Let’s get a gentleman who puts the people first and that will be Joe Biden.”

Florida is seeing 4 consecutive days of record-breaking deaths related to COVID-19 with 257 reported Friday. This week the average is above 150 deaths a day.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.