"It's very clear that Mr DeSantis is taking a page directly from the campaign manual of Donald Trump", he said. I'm trying to make Florida even better. "He should've picked up the phone and called Andrew Gillum and said 'That's not what I meant, ' but it does show truly a level of cultural ignorance that he would use that term".
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President Donald Trump wasted little time in attacking Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who has won Florida's Democratic gubernatorial primary in a stunning upset. That's not going to work. "He's an honest man and he's going to be the next governor of the state of Florida". Critics called the remark racist, something DeSantis repeatedly denied most recently with Sean Hannity that evening.
But, Judy, I think this is resonating today.
One thing is certain: The Gillum-DeSantis race will be bitter, hard fought, and expensive - costing millions of dollars. "To characterize it as anything else is absurd", Stephen Lawson, communications director for the DeSantis campaign, said in response to the backlash.
FBI Finally Responds to Trump’s China-Hillary Clinton Hacking Conspiracy
That story, headlined "SOURCES: CHINA HACKED HILLARY CLINTON'S PRIVATE EMAIL SERVER", first appeared online on Monday. TheDCNF sought comment from Hillary Clinton's team, which dismissed the claim.
Asked about the remarks Wednesday, Trump told reporters that he wasn't aware of DeDantis' remarks, saying, "I haven't heard that at all".
"I'm not going to get down in the gutter with DeSantis and Trump". The 39-year-old had been trailing in the polls for months behind former congresswoman Gwen Graham, whose father Bob Graham was a former governor and U.S. Senator of Florida, and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. An endorsement from Democratic socialist Sen.
The governor's race will probably become a referendum on Trump. And city hall itself has been under investigation by the FBI for corruption, although Gillum has said he is not a target of the investigation.
"That is not what Floridians want", DeSantis declared.
President Donald Trump tweeted his support for DeSantis on Monday.
DeSantis has emphasized his conservative credentials and military career, but it was the support by Trump that turned the race around in his favor. On Twitter earlier on Wednesday, the president slammed Gillum as a "failed" mayor, without citing examples.
Tennis Player Receives Code Violation For Briefly Removing Her Shirt Before Set
Cornet took advantage of the rule during her match with Sweden's Johanna Larsson and opted to change her outfit off court. The incident comes close on the heels of Serena Williams being banned from wearing her black costume by the French Open .
DeSantis, who turns 40 next month, is a former Navy lawyer.
Republican McSally is running for retiring Sen. Marco Rubio shut down his presidential campaign and ran for re-election.
While Trump held off endorsing any of the three Republicans in a contentious U.S. Senate battle in Arizona, the candidates all spent the final stretch of the campaign touting their allegiance to him.
The statement came just hours after DeSantis and Gillum won their respective primaries, setting up a gubernatorial race that has been described as a proxy for the populist versus progressive tug-of-war over the soul of the American electorate.
Ryan Giggs: 'Jose Mourinho is the right man for Manchester United'
United's next test is at Burnley on Sunday and defeat there will intensify the spotlight further on Mourinho's Old Trafford future.