DeSantis Walks Back "Monkey It Up" Comment Regarding Gillum

Arizona Senate primary run in Trump's shadow | Nation

Arizona Senate primary run in Trump's shadow | Nation

"We do not condone this language and wanted to make our viewers aware that he has since clarified his statement", announced Fox News anchor Sandra Smith on-air following DeSantis' appearance.

During the interview with Fox News, DeSantis referred to what would happen if Florida voters supported his opponent, Andrew Gillum.

While both parties saw record turnout, with more than 1.4 million Democrats voting and nearly 1.6 million Republicans, nearly 27 percent of registered voters in Florida are independent.

Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo responded, "It's disgusting that Ron DeSantis is launching his general election campaign with racist dog whistles".

Brzezinski said the Trump-endorsed lawmaker's comments were obviously and intentionally racist. "To characterize it as anything else is absurd", Lawson said by email. Florida and Georgia voted for Trump in 2016, while Maryland went for Hillary Clinton.

GILLUM: I would ask people to measure me by my actions. "I don't think that's going to sell".

During an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe", Rep. Carlos Curbelo called the comment "stupid", though the Miami area representative added that he doesn't think DeSantis is racist. "Trump's guy, that [DeSantis] is echoing this talk", said Williams.

Mr DeSantis also called the Tallahasee mayor, who surprisingly won the Democratic primary for Florida governor, an "articulate" spokesman for "far-left views".

"I am a champion for treating health care as a right, not a privilege".

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Tallahassee has had one of the Florida's highest crime rates in recent years though it has been going down.

"I watched those Democrat debates and none of that is my cup of tea but he performed better than the other people there so we've got to work hard so that we continue Florida going in a good direction".

Ron DeSantis at a rally with Donald Trump. "I'll forever be grateful for this summer spent with my kids traveling across this attractive state, meeting people from all walks of life, sharing ideas, and fighting to create pathways for everyone to thrive".

Gillum brushed off Trump's tweet, saying, "I'm a Democrat, but I have to tell you that not much what Donald Trump says is actually based in fact". Gillum's campaign said that in the past 21 days he has gained 200,000 additional followers on Twitter.

Gillum is the mayor of Tallahassee.

"This investigation seems to have settled around an individual", said Gillum.

Gillum, who was backed by Senator Bernie Sanders, a Vernmont independent, and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, became the second African American gubernatorial nominee in the South this year.

The new approach - being taken by Gillum and also Abrams in Georgia and some Democrats in other states - eschews moderation and emphasizes advocacy of strongly progressive positions.

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