WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he voted “straight Republican” when he voted early in Florida on Saturday.
Trump had been asked whether he voted for Laura Loomer, the female Republican candidate who has been banned from social media sites because of her pro-freedom of speech beliefs.
She is facing incumbent Lois Frankel, who has been a political fixture for decades in the Palm Beach County district, where the only Republican to ever run against her, in 2016, lost by 27 percentage points.
A senior administration official told reporters aboard Air Force One that Trump voted Saturday using a passport as identification.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said first lady Melania Trump is also planning to vote in person, just like her husband.
Trump changed his residency from New York to Florida last year.