68ºF

Preparations underway for President Trump's visit to The Villages

President is expected to sign an executive order involving Medicare

THE VILLAGES – President Donald Trump will make a stop in Central Florida on Thursday.

He is set to talk at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center on Main Street in The Villages around 1:10 p.m. on Thursday.

The preparations are underway ahead of Trump's arrival to The Villages. 

The president will be talking Medicare.

"We're all interested in what he has to say about Medicare because the vast majority of us are on Medicare and we want to make sure that it stays healthy," Bob Thompson said.

Trump is expected to sign an executive order involving Medicare. 

National experts have speculated it will include allowing some drug imports from Canada as an alternate to plans suggested by Democratic candidates that would expand government health coverage to all Americans.

"No one has put forth a legitimate source of how they're going to pay for it, that's scary," Fleur Engelbrecht said.

Forty-three percent of voters in Lake County are Republican, 30 percent of voters are Democrats.

Residents tell News 6 the area is Trump Country and that the president likely knows he'll have a friendly audience. 

"There's a lot of Trump people here ,” Engelbrecht said.

Trump's supporters say they expect to see protesters tomorrow. 
 


About the Author:

Lauren Cervantes

Lauren Cervantes was born and raised in the Midwest but calls Florida her second home. She joined News 6 in August 2019 as a reporter.

Note to users: Comments on ClickOrlando.com are migrating over to our new website. All comments before 11/12/19 at 12 p.m. will be temporarily blank until the migration is complete. All past conversations will be restored. New comments can be posted now. Questions? Contact webstaff@wkmg.com.