In the Florida gubernatorial debate Wednesday even, Democrat Andrew Gillum delivered a deeply biting rebuke to Republican Ron DeSantis' troubling history of allying with demonstrated racists.
"First of all, he's got neo-Nazis helping him out in this state," said Gillum. "He has spoken at racist conferences. He's accepted a contribution — and would not return it — from someone who referred to the former president of the United States as a 'Muslim n - i - g - g - e - r.' When asked to return that money, he said no. He's using that money to now fund negative ads."
He continued: "Now, I'm not calling Mr. DeSantis a racist. I'm simply saying the racists believe he's a racist."
With that remark, cheers and claps came from the audience, prompting the moderator to ask them to settle down. Watch the clip below:
As my grandmother used to say — a hit dog will holler. https://t.co/kC34Ldd0is— Andrew Gillum (@Andrew Gillum)1540429964.0