Juice🍊—5.15.2023—Trump Crushing DeSantis in new Florida Poll—The Out of Control Border Crisis—More...

Juice🍊—5.15.2023—Trump Crushing DeSantis in new Florida Poll—The Out of Control Border Crisis—More...

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
May 15, 2023


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Ron vs. Don

An expected 2024 Republican presidential showdown between former President Donald Trump and Governor Ron DeSantis did not materialize this past weekend after the former president canceled his Des Moines rally due to weather.

DeSantis hacks and supports sounded off, saying that Trump canceled his rally because the crowd he was anticipating did not materialize.

Gov. DeSantis took full advantage of Trump skipping his trip to Iowa and stopped by a local BBC event of potential voters Trump that were said to have been supposed to go to the canceled rally.

DeSantis won the weekend, holding court at a local congressman’s picnic in Sioux City, but according to the latest public opinion poll in Florida between the two men, Trump is hammering DeSantis.

The statewide poll shows the overwhelming majority of Florida Republican voters saying they would back Trump over DeSantis during the 2024 GOP presidential primary race.

Ouch! Again, these are only polls. Anything can happen in the next 7 months. READ MORE

Border Crisis

Now that the Trump-era Title 42 immigration order has been lifted, all hell is breaking loose down at the U.S. southern border.

This border issue is a humanitarian crisis in the making, and while House Republicans have just passed the “Secure the Border Act,” nothing is expected to change as long as President Joe Biden is dictating what is done, if anything, to keep migrants from crossing into the U.S. illegally.

Florida’s Republican congressional delegation has been at the forefront of the effort to seal the border and keep out illegal immigration.

READ MORE about the Secure the Border Act HERE, AND HERE, AND HERE


Ron DeSantis-Madison, Mason and Mamie are lucky to have the best mother in the world - @CaseyDeSantis

Thank you for all that you do for our family, we love you very much!

Rick Scott-Happy #MothersDay!

Today, I'm grateful for my mom and for my wonderful wife, Ann, our two daughters and all of the incredible moms throughout Florida. Thank you for all that you do to have a positive impact on our future generations.

Shevrin “Shev” Jones-Mama and her children. Love you, Mom!

US Rep Kathy Castor-On #MothersDay, let’s recommit to the health of moms and babies bc the # of women who died during pregnancy or right after has risen by 40%

The nat’l maternal mortality rate for 2021: 33 deaths/100K live births, highest since 1965 #Florida is higher: 39 deaths/100K live births

Jared Moskowitz -Happy Mother’s Day to my wife and all the badass Moms out there.

Mario Diaz-Balart-Border security is national security. @HouseGOP passed my bill HR2 to take back control of the border while the Biden Admin keeps saying the border is secure.

Biden admin needs to get its head out of the sand.


"New Poll: Over 85% of FL Republicans Support Trump in 2024 Primary" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After a wave of controversies, including a criminal indictment and a lost civil suit, former President Donald Trump (R) has seen a massive increase in support...

"Diaz-Balart Comments on Secure the Border Act Passage" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—The passage of the Secure the Border Act is a major victory for House Republicans. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), who introduced the bill, spoke about the bill on Twitter.

Rep. Matt Gaetz

"Gaetz Slams Pomerantz’s Use of 5th Amendment During Judiciary Hearing" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—This week, former Trump prosecutor Mark Pomerantz underwent a deposition before the House Judiciary Committee. However, he declined to answer several questions, citing the Fifth Amendment...

"Bilirakis Demands Biden, Democrats Apologize for Lying About Veterans Benefits" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich —House Republicans are demanding Democrats, including the Biden Administration, issue apologies for claiming the recently-passed Limit, Save, and Grow Act would cut veterans' benefits. Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)...

"Waltz Introduces WARRIOR Act to Combat Military Wokeness" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich–Representative Mike Waltz (R-FL) has introduced a bill prohibiting "woke" practices supposedly implemented in the U.S. Armed Forces.

"Mills Offers Statement Regarding House's Passage of Secure the Border Act" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representative Mike Waltz (R-FL) has introduced a bill prohibiting "woke" practices supposedly implemented in the U.S. Armed Forces.

"Scott Leaves Scathing Review of Recent Labor Statistics" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"DeSantis Bans Central Bank Digital Currency in Florida" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson—Governor Ron DeSantis signed first-in-the-nation laws today against the U.S. Government surveilling the personal finances of Floridians, including a ban on the use of a Central Bank digital currency.

"'Secure the Border Act' Passes House as Title 42 Ends" by The Floridian's Joshua Smith

"Salazar Threatens Biden Over Israel" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) has threatened President Joe Biden (D) over Israel. The Florida lawmaker noted that the president has not invited Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu...

"Cruz, Rubio Takes Aim at Biden’s Border Policies" by The Floridian's Joshua Smith—With Title 42 officially ending, a new immigration bill has passed. House Resolution 2 (H.R. 2), also known as the Secure the Border Act, has passed the House and is on its way to the Senate.

"DeSantis Backs 'Remain in Mexico' Policy, Says he Would Stop 'Bogus Asylum Claims'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Fort Myers—Gov. Ron DeSantis continued his bill-signing tour throughout Florida today, this time signing SB 214—a measure that would ban financial institutions from generating detailed reports on Americans who purchase firearms...

Gov. Ron DeSantis

"Florida Sues DHS Over Mass Release of Illegal Immigrants" The Floridian's Jim McCool—The relationship between the federal government and the state of Florida has been tense since Governor DeSantis (R-FL) amplified efforts...

"DeSantis Signs Law Against W.H.O. 'Pandemic Treaty'" The Floridian's Chris Nelson—Governor Ron DeSantis signed a law today aimed at keeping Florida out of any World Health Organization "Pandemic Treaty".

"DeSantis Signs Permanent Protections Against Vaccine Mandates, Forced Masking" The Floridian's Chris Nelson—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a law that will make protections against vaccine mandates, vaccine passports and forced masking permanent in the State of Florida.

"Gimenez Calls Expiration of Title 42 a 'Nightmare'" The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representative Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) went on Fox Business and Fox News to discuss the end of Title 42 and the Republican approach to massive migration caravans.

"Florida Bans Gain-of-Function Research" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson—Governor Ron DeSantis signed a law today that will ban "Gain-of-Function" research in the State of Florida.

"Rick Scott Condemns Talib's Anti-Israel Event Inside Capitol" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—Despite numerous attempts to block it, US Rep. Rashida Talib (R-MN) hosted an antisemitic, anti-Israel event on Capitol Hill...

"Donalds Questions Biden Family 'Transactions'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Donalds Faces Gauntlet Following CNN Trump Town Hall" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Following the historic CNN Town Hall that saw former President Donald Trump (R) make an appearance on the network for the first time since...

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"Rubio Calls End of Title 42 'Cataclysmic'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Fox News Tonight to consider the possibilities that the United States faces after the end of Title 42.

"Trump Comments on Guilty Verdict" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Waltz's Bill Protects Coastal Communities" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—This week, the House passed the bipartisan Coastal Communities Ocean Acidification Act of 2023. The effort led by Florida Rep. Mike Waltz (R) and Minnesota Rep. Chellie Pingree (D) seeks to further protect coastal communities.

"Nunez Says She Looks Forward to Serve in 'Whatever Capacity' if DeSantis Becomes President" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson—Florida Lt. Governor Jeanette Nunez told the Floridian she looks forward to serving in "whatever capacity" if Governor Ron DeSantis is elected to a higher office...

"Sexual Predator Arrested in Florida for Election Fraud" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson—Last month, Representative Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) spoke with The Floridian on how Democrats can advance gun reforms while in the House minority. Recently, Rep. Moskowitz moved forward...

"Moskowitz Introduces Bill Raising Age to Buy Semi-automatic Guns to 25" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—Last month, Representative Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) spoke with The Floridian on how Democrats can advance gun reforms while in the House minority...

"Rubio Introduces Bill to Reform Food Stamp Program, Restricting Junk Food" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has introduced a bill looking to reform food stamps by mending the nutriment options that the program currently provides.

"DeSantis Positioned to Sign Historic and Much-Needed Healthcare Legislation" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—With the 2023 Florida legislative session having come to an end, Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to receive recently-passed legislation for his consideration...

"DeSantis Wants States to Enforce Federal Immigration Law, Deport Illegal Immigrants" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Less than a day after saying that he would complete former President Donald Trump’s border security wall and use the military to combat Mexican drug cartels, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the most...

"Trial Starts on Medicaid Transgender Care" by The News Service of Florida

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

"Wasserman Schultz Leads Charge in Passing Bicameral Jewish American Heritage Month Resolution" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—The U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced the first-ever bicameral, bipartisan Jewish American Heritage Month Resolution (JAHM). Members of Congress including...

"Rubio, Scott Sign Letter Supporting Justice Clarence Thomas" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senators Rick Scott (R-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have joined Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and others in scribing a letter to the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Ron Wyden (D-OR), over what they believe to be “unprecedented attacks” against members of the Supreme Court, especially Justice Clarence Thomas.

"DeSantis Signs $1 Billion Teacher Pay Increase, Bans Tik Tok in Classrooms" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson–During a press conference at the True North Classical Academy in Miami, Governor Ron DeSantis signed a series of laws meant to "support and empower Florida’s teachers...

"DeSantis Signs Bill to Ban Chinese Citizens from Buying Land in Florida" by The Floridian's Jim McCool—After a successful legislative session for the Florida GOP, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has signed a bill into law that will prohibit Chinese officials from buying land in Florida.

"DeSantis Says He'll use the US Military Against Mexican Drug Cartels" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—During a press conference in Miami, Florida, The Floridian asked Florida Governor Ron DeSantis if he was put in an executive position to affect national immigration policy...

"Cammack Speaks Ahead of Possible Hunter Biden Charges" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Is DeSantis a 'Disciple' of Paul Ryan Like Trump Says?" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"NRCC Ad Targets Soto, Democrats Over Debt Ceiling" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

Rick Scott
Rick Scott

"Scott, Roy Introduce Bill to Make Bureaucrats At-Will Employees" The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) and Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) have come together to introduce the Public Service Reform Act, which looks to make all federal workers “at-will employees [to] ensure faithful service to the American people.”

"DeSantis Says Florida Will Not Be Going Along with W.H.O. Treaty" The Floridian's Chris Nelson—Today, Governor Ron DeSantis reiterated his commitment to keeping Florida out of any so-called "Pandemic Treaty" with the World Health Organization.

"Florida School District to Recognize American Muslim Heritage Month" The Floridian's Chris Nelson—One week after voting in favor of recognizing National Day of Prayer, the Broward School Board is set to vote on a resolution proclaiming May "American Muslim Heritage Month".

"Is Ron DeSantis an Italian-American 'Elitist?'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has been called many, many names since first being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012, including “DeathSantis...

"Mast Excoriates Biden for Politicizing Veterans Against Limit, Save, and Grow Act" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—In late April, House Republicans passed the Limit, Save, and Grow Act to cut Federal spending. The Biden Administration accused the bill...

"DeSantis Signs Legislation to Limit CCP Influence in Florida" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—After the passage of a multitude of bills standing up to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has officially signed SB 264, SB 846, and SB 258 into law.

"Salazar Letter Urges Mayorkas to Help Guatemala" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) has directed a letter to Secretary Mayorkas in support of Guatemala...

"Mills Calls on Mayorkas to Resign" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—With days before Title 42 comes to a close, Republicans are signaling the alarm regarding the border crisis. In an interview with Fox News...

"Mast Announces Support for End of 180-Day Waiting Period for Military Retirees" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—As a former U.S. Army Servicemember, Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) announced that he is supporting the Retain Skilled Veterans Act, which looks to bring the 180-day rule to a permanent end.

"DeSantis Touts big Wins in Florida" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

Byron Donalds
Byron Donalds

"Gaetz, Donalds Slam DeSantis 2018 Debate Prep Leak" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Donalds Addresses Debt Ceiling, Asserts Democrats 'Don't Have a Plan'" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) went on Bloomberg to discuss Republican efforts to address...

"DeSantis Highlights Florida's Efforts Against Border, Fentanyl Crisis" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—As the 2023 Florida legislative session came to an end, Governor Ron DeSantis (R) spoke of Florida's efforts to combat the border and fentanyl crises.

"Fox Corp has Gone 'Woke'" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—Fox Corp has gone “Woke.” The media giant that was once seen as the place where conservative-minded Americans could go to get their daily dose of Republican-friendly ...

"Florida City to Fly Pride Flag Over City Hall But Christian Flag May Be a Problem" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson—The Sarasota City Commission will fly the "Progress Pride Flag" over City Hall next week. Records show Shannon Fortner, president of the Fabulous Arts Foundation, who lists her pronouns as "They/Them", requested the flag be flown May 11-13 as part of the "Music & Arts Fest Pride | Be Fabulous FKA Harvey Milk Festival".

"DeSantis Still Wants Defamation Bill Targeting Conservative and 'Legacy' Media Outlets (VIDEO)" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres—During his closing remarks after the conclusion of the 2023 legislative session in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis signaled that he was still looking to push through a defamation legislative measure against media outlets...

"DeSantis Ends Legislative Session by Bashing Child Sex Changes and Pedophiles (VIDEO)" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Cory Mills Calls Biden Cartels' 'MVP' by Seeking to Overturn Title 42" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—With the COVID-19 pandemic officially declared over, the Biden Administration seeks to overturn Title 42. Representative Cory Mills (R-FL) argued in a recent appearance on Fox News's Cavuto Coast to Coast that the fentanyl crisis...

"Mast Says U.S. Must ‘Show Up’ on China" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Salazar Urges Biden to Help Guatemala" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Rep. Mast Makes Distinction of What a 'Real American' Is" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"Marco Rubio Slams Biden Admin's Downplaying of Border Crisis" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich

"Quintuple-Vaccinated Miami-Dade County Mayor Cava Has Covid Again" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson

"2024 Ballot Fight Eyed on Abortion Rights in Florida" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

Wilton Simpson
Wilton Simpson

"Scott, Rubio Introduce Bill to Protect Unaccompanied Migrant Children at Southern Border" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Senators Rick Scott (R-FL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have introduced the Stop Human Trafficking of Unaccompanied Migrant Children Act, a bill which looks...

"Simpson Applauds DeSantis, FL Legislature for Passing Bill Banning Chinese Land Acquisitions" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—With Florida’s Legislative Session coming to a close, the Sunshine State’s Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson (R-FL) applauded the State Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill...

"DeSantis has Gone Fishing, Extends Red Snapper Season" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres

"FIU Responds to False Active Shooting Incident" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"Rubio Scolds Biden Admin for Celebrating Ford Motor Company's Deal with China" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"DeSantis Set to Sign Protection of Medical Conscience Act into Law" by The Floridian's Chris Nelson—Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said he will sign the Protection of Medical Conscience Act as soon as it hits his desk. The law will give protections to medical professionals...

Gov. Ron DeSantis

"Steube Calls Credit-Based Mortgage Rates "Major Step Towards Socialism" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Aetna Donates $25K to Assist Liberty City, FL" by The Floridian's Jim McCool

"DeSantis Signs Bill Limiting Big Pharma Power" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has signed the Prescription Drug Reform Act, which looks to create “transparency and accountability within the Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex.”

"Scott Signs Letter Condemning Redistribution of Wealth Based on Credit Scores" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Waltz Questions Army Climate Strategy" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina

"Team Trump Chides Correspondents Dinner" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Years ago, under the Obama Administration, many would argue that the political aspirations of President Donald Trump (R) were ignited. After being on the receiving end...

"Salazar Introduces CASES Act in House" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R) has introduced legislation to hold the Kirchner Government in Argentina accountable. The bill, titled the CASES Act, looks to confront corruption in Argentina’s government.

"Diaz-Balart Introduces Bill to Secure Border" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R) has introduced the Secure the Border Act of 2023. Congressional Republicans have long sought to address concerns at the border, and the bill...


"What's Next for Venezuela and it's Ongoing Political Crisis?" by The Floridian's Javier Manjarres——Colombia’s new Leftist President Gustavo Petro, who in the past has expressed support for Venezuelan Dictator Nicolas Maduro, recently held a one-day summit seeking to find a way out of the country’s political crisis by getting the Maduro regime and the Venezuelan opposition back to the negotiating table in Mexico. Those talks have been stalled since the end of 2022.

"Florida: Where ESG Goes to Die" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has now signed House Bill 3 – the Government and Corporate Activism bill – into law. The bill surrounds Gov. DeSantis and his administration’s ...

"Mills Introduces Bill to Prevent Important Drug Shortages Nationwide" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich—After pain reliever products such as children's versions of Tylenol and Motrin went scarce across the nation during the Covid-19 pandemic, Representative Cory Mills (R-FL)...

"Steube Criticizes Resign to Run Bill Allowing DeSantis to Run in 2024" by The Floridian's Grayson Bakich—With the Florida Legislature recently passing a modification to the state's "resign to run" law, Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) can effectively begin his 2024 Presidential campaign while retaining...

"Haley Affirms Support for Competency Test" by The Floridian's Daniel Molina—When South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R) announced her 2024 presidential run, she caused quite a stir by calling for candidates to undertake a competency test. Political pundits took this as the presidential...

"Donalds Introduces International Energy Act in House" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich

"Florida Bill Will Remove the State's Ability to Order an Individual Tested or Treated During an Emergency" by The Floridian's Jackson Bakich




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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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