Oct 25, 2018

Andrew Gillum goes after Ron DeSantis for his "racist" supporters

Democratic candidate for Florida Governor, Andrew Gillum went after his Republican challenger Ron DeSantis at a debate last night, after DeSantis got defensive about questions regarding his speaking engagements at far-right conferences and his acceptance of a donation from a man who leveled a racist slur against former President Obama:

"As my grandmother used to say, 'A hit dog will holler.' And it hollered through this room. Mr. DeSantis has spoken. First of all, he’s got neo-Nazis helping him out in the state. He has spoken at racist conferences. He’s accepted a contribution and would not return it from someone who referred to the former president of the United States as a Muslim n*****. When asked to return that money, he said no. He’s using that money to now fund negative ads.
Now, I’m not calling Mr. Desantis a racist. I’m simply saying the racists believe he’s a racist."
— Andrew Gillum
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