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Ron DeSantis in Washington for Trump event with governors-elect

DeSantis has been speaking frequently with the president since his election, according to his transition team.
President Donald Trump greets Ron DeSantis, the Republican candidate for Florida governor, and his wife Casey at a campaign rally in Fort Myers. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)
Published Dec. 13, 2018
Updated Dec. 13, 2018

Ron DeSantis is in Washington, D.C. today for a White House event with governors-elect from across the country, and will likely have an additional one-on-one meeting with President Donald Trump.

Shortly after the election results came in on Nov. 6 showing DeSantis with a considerable lead, he told reporters that he and Trump had spoken on the phone so the president whose endorsement, rallies and tweets helped DeSantis claim victory could congratulate him.

Since then, the two have spoken frequently, according to his transition team.

Thursday's event with the governors-elect was announced through the White House press office.

DeSantis told the Palm Beach Post that one item he intends to discuss with Trump on Thursday is asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to end toxic discharges from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee rivers.

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