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Trump targets Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum

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Donald Trump has endorsed GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis for Florida
governor.

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  • President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday
    morning to react to Tuesday’s gubernatorial primary election in
    Florida, calling Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum a “failed
    socialist”.
  • Trump also said Gillum will lose to his pick, GOP Rep.
    Ron DeSantis, in November’s general election.
  • Gillum, who currently serves as the mayor of
    Tallahassee, could become Florida’s first black
    governor.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter
on Wednesday morning to react to Tuesday’s primary election in
Florida, calling Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum a
“failed socialist”.

Trump also said Gillum will lose badly in the general election to
his pick, GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis.

“Not only did Congressman Ron DeSantis easily win the Republican
Primary, but his opponent in November is his biggest dream….a
failed Socialist Mayor named Andrew Gillum who has allowed crime
& many other problems to flourish in his city,” Trump
tweeted. “This is not what Florida wants or needs!”

Trump continued, saying
that Tuesday night’s primary victories were big for the
Republican Party.

“Big Election Wins last night!”, Trump tweeted. “The Republican
Party will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Actually, it is happening
faster than anybody thought possible! It is morphing into KEEP
AMERICA GREAT!”

The 39-year-old Gillum, who currently serves as the mayor of
Tallahassee,
defeated establishment candidate Gwen Graham
in the
Democratic primary for Florida governor on Tuesday. If elected,
the Sen. Bernie Sanders-backed Gillum would become the Sunshine
State’s first black governor.

The Democratic-progressive Gillum is set to face the Trump-backed
DeSantis in November’s general election.

DeSantis defeated state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam

in the Republican primary
for governor in Florida on Tuesday.
The conservative congressman’s campaign has been defined by his
enthusiastic support for Trump.

After DeSantis won on Tuesday, Trump tweeted
his congratulations for the 39-year-old GOP representative.

“Such a fantastic win for Ron DeSantis and the people of the
Great State of Florida,” Trump tweeted. “Ron will be a fantastic
Governor. On to November!”

Many are viewing the race as a referendum of Trump vs. Sanders.

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