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President Trump comments on how Gov. DeSantis is handling beach situation amid spread of coronavirus

President Trump said Gov. DeSantis has done an incredible job

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Washington, as Attorney General William Barr and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listen. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Washington, as Attorney General William Barr and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, listen. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

ORLANDO, Fla. – On Monday, President Donald Trump was asked if Gov. Ron DeSantis should have closed all the beaches in Florida.

President Trump said the decision at the end of the day is up to Gov. DeSantis.

“He’s done an incredible job,” President Trump said.

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Posted by News 6 WKMG / ClickOrlando on Monday, March 23, 2020

***President Trump talks about Gov. DeSantis around the 1:51:00 mark of the Facebook Live above.***

The President said Gov. DeSantis has refined rules on beach access.

Volusia County officials said beaches will remain open, but crews will enforce social distancing.

Gatherings have to have less than 10 people and each group has to be six feet apart.

“You do have a lot of room on the beaches,” President Trump said.

Vehicle access to the beach ramps are closed in Volusia County.

“He cares so much about healthcare,” President Trump said when asked about Gov. DeSantis.

Flagler County beaches are closed at the moment.

Brevard County beaches remain open, but officials are also enforcing social distancing rules.

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