Donald Trump has been cranking up his rhetoric blizzard-maker to pitch out all sorts of strange connections. He tells his supporters at rallies that Democrats do not like immigrants and leads his core voters to believe Dems want the streets to run red with Republican’s blood from M-13 gang attacks. POTUS even says if Republicans lose the midterms, everyone will be poor. Really? The president also just warned Evangelical leaders that Democrats would get violent if they won the midterm elections. Violent? If by “violent” he means a bunch of smile attacks, okay. Then, Trump said that the Florida candidate for governor and mayor of Tallahassee “allowed crime…to flourish in his city.”
Does Donald Trump mean that Andrew Gillum invited gangs of Nazis to vacation in Tallahassee? Has Gillum set up a tourist bureau with Murderers Anonymous in mind? Not likely. Fortunately, Gillum has handled the would-be leader of the free world with a self-confidence that makes Trump look really bad by comparison.
When Gillum was just 23 in 2003, he became the youngest person ever elected to the Tallahassee City Commission. Fifteen years later, he commented that Floridians do not respond to “derision and division,” according to The Tallahassee Democrat:
‘It’s very clear that Mr. DeSantis is taking a page directly from the campaign manual of Donald Trump, but I think he’s got another thing coming to him if he thinks that in today’s day in age Florida voters are going to respond to that level of derision and division – they’re sick of it. What we’re trying to offer in this race is a north star for where we want to go as a state.’
Republican strategist Michael Steele had this to say about the Republican gubernatorial candidate, Representative Ron DeSantis:
‘He took the Trump train to Stupid Land.’
Twitter world went wild. Check out some of our favorite tweets below:
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