Trump-Backed Ron DeSantis Goes On ‘Monkey’ Racist Tirade Against First Black Nominee

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The racist attacks on the new Democratic primary winner for Florida governor by Andrew Gillum have already begun, and the first public slur came from none other than the Trump-supporting GOP challenger for the governorship, Ron DeSantis.

Appearing on Fox News the morning after his and Gillum’s primary wins for their party’s nominations in Florida, DeSantis said:

‘Florida elections are always competitive, and this is a guy who, although he is much too liberal for Florida, he has huge problems with how he’s governed Tallahassee, he is an articulate spokesman for those far left views and he’s a charismatic candidate…The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda.’

Calling him “articulate,” as a black man, is bad enough in any other statement. It’s as if racist white Republicans expect every person of color to speak in casual rap vernacular and are perplexed when a black man sounds professional and well-spoken.

“Monkey this up,” though. That’s a whole other level of racist akin to Roseanne Barr’s now-infamous slur against former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, a black woman whom Barr said was descended from the Planet of the Apes movies.

Just as Barr insists that she did not intend to have her tweet be read as having racist connotations, DeSantis will inevitably insist the same thing. However, Barr’s comments did have racial connotations and DeSantis’s does, as well.

The difference here, however, is two-fold. Barr was quickly removed from her successful new show and even her supporters walked away.

DeSantis will continue to run and could possibly end up in a position of power representing thousands of black Americans in Florida.

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