Gillum Lashes Back at Trump for His Tweets

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Andrew Gillum speaking to his supporters at a campaign rally.
Photo by: Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP

The Democratic nominee for Florida governor lashed out at President Trump after the president tweeted an inflammatory tweet referring to the candidate as a ‘thief,’ Politico reported on Oct. 29.

President Trump, who has been criticized for his tweets, used his social media early Monday to degrade the Democratic nominee in an effort to draw support for Ron DeSantis, the Republican nominee.

“In Florida there is a choice between a Harvard/Yale educated man named @RonDeSantisFL who has been a great Congressman and will be a great Governor – and a Dem who is a thief and who is Mayor of poorly run Tallahassee, said to be one of the most corrupt cities in the Country!” Trump tweeted Monday.

The Democratic candidate did not waste time in responding to President Trump’s accusations, Politico reported.

“On Twitter there is a choice between having the courage to @ the person you are trash talking, or not. @realDonaldTrump is howling because he’s weak. Florida, go vote today,” Gillum tweeted Monday in response.

President Trump’s tweet is due to the federal corruption probe that is looming over Gillum’s reputation as Mayor of Tallahassee, Politico reported.

At the same time, DeSantis is being criticized for not disclosing $145,000 of taxpayer money used for travel funds while he was a congressman.

Race has certainly played a role in this election as DeSantis has been accused of using racist language toward his opponent and it has been a topic at many debates between the two nominees.

The nationally watched race has already made history as Gillum is the first African-American nominee to run for Florida governor from any political party.

The election will be held on Nov. 6, with one of the candidates to soon be named as the governor of Florida.

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