After days of attacks from Florida’s GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis over tickets for the popular “Hamilton” play purchased for Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee shut his opponent down in the best way possible.
“I did go and see ‘Hamilton,'” Gillum said during his Wednesday night debate with DeSantis.
He went on to explain that during the 2016 trip to New York City, he got the tickets from his formerly close friend Adam Corey and a man who went by the name “Mike Miller” who was later revealed to be an undercover FBI agent. Gillum also noted that he got the ticket from his brother and should have done more “due diligence”
“I was informed by my brother, at the time, that he had given Adam Corey tickets to a Jay-Z and Beyoncé concert of which I understand they took later,” Gillum said, “and I understood that to have solved whatever the issue was to the expenses associated with it.”
After reiterating that he takes responsibility for not double-checking the source of the tickets, Gillum then pivoted.
“In the state of Florida, we got a lot of issues. In fact, we got 99 issues and ‘Hamilton’ ain’t one of them,” he said, causing an uproar of applause in the audience.
I'm running for Governor of Florida. We've got 99 problems, and trust me, Hamilton ain't one of them. Time for us to focus on the issues facing everyday Floridians. #BringItHome #FLGovDebate pic.twitter.com/Ozll4w3DCp
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) October 24, 2018
Lara Trump snarls at critics of ‘send her back’ for pushing a ‘biased, racially-charged narrative’
Lara Trump, the wife of President Donald Trump's son Eric, has accused CNN anchor Anderson Cooper of pushing a "biased, racially-charged narrative" after he criticized her recent defense of the Trump administration over the "send her back" scandal.
This article first appeared on Salon.
"Anyone insinuating that there was some premeditated plan to orchestrate the “send her back” chant is obviously desperate to continue pushing a biased, racially-charged narrative. #FakeNews," Trump posted to her Twitter account on Saturday. She included a link to the Washington Examiner, a right-leaning newspaper which included a quote from Cooper blasting Trump for supposedly "lying" about her role in whipping up a crowd to chant "send her back" about Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.
Trump’s trade war with China has led to foreign investments in the US drying up: report
Not only are U.S. manufacturers and farmers feeling the devastating brunt of Donald Trump's ongoing trade war with China -- among other countries -- now the New York Times reports that foreign investors no longer see America as a safe bet to park their money.
According to the report, "the once steady flow of Chinese cash into America, with Chinese investment plummeting by nearly 90 percent since President Trump took office."
With the report stating, the drop-off "stems from tougher regulatory scrutiny in the United States and a less hospitable climate toward Chinese investment, as well Beijing’s tightened limits on foreign spending," one analyst blamed the increasingly hostile trade relationship between the two countries.
Marvel reveals next star-studded superhero films at Comic-Con
Marvel unveiled its bumper slate of new superhero movies Saturday, wheeling out a who's who of Hollywood stars and prompting a collective meltdown at Comic-Con as it ended frenzied speculation over the most lucrative franchise in film history.
Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Rachel Weisz were brought on stage in San Diego to join Marvel film stalwarts such as Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman in the upcoming -- and sure to be multi-billion-grossing -- movies.
"I can spend 90 minutes talking about what we've done or I can spend some time talking about what we're about to do," said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, drawing rapturous screams from thousands packed into the world's largest pop-culture fan convention.