Gov. Ron DeSantis sat down this morning for an exclusive taping for Newsmax and then went out to lunch in The Villages.
The governor arrived at about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Eisenhower Recreation Center in front of the invitation-only audience corralled by The Villages Vice President for Community Relations Gary Lester.
The taping took place with Sean Spicer and Lyndsay Keith of Spicer & Co., a Newsmax show set to air at 6 p.m. this evening.
Ahead of the taping, the former Trump spokesman heaped praise on DeSantis.
“This Town Hall will give Newsmax viewers deeper insight into the reasons why DeSantis is a true governor of the people,” Spicer said.
Barbie Bartram of the Village of Fenney showed up at Eisenhower Recreation Center, hopeful of the chance to get in to see the taping.
She described herself as a “big fan” of former President Trump and DeSantis.
The parking at the Eisenhower Recreation Center was full, but not specifically for the Newsmax event. There was also a gathering of the Mustang Club, with about 50 cars taking up part of the parking lot. There was also a shuffleboard tournament, and as always, the pickeball courts were crowded.
After the taping, DeSantis headed to City Fire at Brownwood Paddock Square and took time to pose for some photos.