Trump has taken a keen interest in the race for Florida governor, especially after his personally endorsed candidate, Ron DeSantis, got repeatedly thrashed at debates with Gillum last week. One of the owners of the restaurant was Corey, who once served as Gillum's campaign treasurer and has known him since college. Wednesday's contentious affair quickly devolved into a contest of raised voices, ignored time limits and wild cheers and jeers from the audience.
Regarding her support for DeSantis, Tamir praised the Republican candidate's pro-Israel support.
There's a 100 percent chance Desantis puked after this debate.
DeSantis, 40, noted that he practiced baseball with Republicans who were shot in Virginia previous year. Corey said to Miller, "Attached is the invoice for the dinner you graciously offered to sponsor".
He also pointed out that the National Rifle Association endorses DeSantis, as has President Trump.
DeSantis and his supporters, meanwhile, have accused Gillum of being dishonest and corrupt for accepting a ticket from an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent to the popular Broadway show, "Hamilton", and traveling to Costa Rica and other places with lobbyist Adam Corey. Gillum insists he is not the target of the investigation, which began in 2015 and has yet to result in indictments.
Gillum has asserted that he paid for all expenses related to both trips, as Fox News previously reported. Gillum added. "I wanted to correct him, y'all, but I didn't want to be petty". "I didn't make up the facts nor did he". "I'm sick of us being a back-of-the pack state". He took bribes, " DeSantis continued.
But when asked by a reporter Thursday whether he regretted taking the Costa Rica trip with Corey, a former close friend with whom the mayor has publicly severed ties, Gillum said no.
Geoff Burgan, a Gillum campaign spokesman said in a statement that Kise's decision to release the records was politically motivated, and that Gillum "did not receive any contributions or in-kinds from Mike Miller".
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In the night's sharpest exchange, DeSantis, a former congressman, was asked why he agreed to speak at multiple conferences organized by anti-Muslim provocateur David Horowitz, a man who has called former President Barack Obama "an evil man" and a "pretend Christian". "I am not gonna bow down to the altar of political correctness".
Gillum looked on, mouth open, with a half-smile on his face. "My grandmother used to say a hit dog will holler, and it hollered through this room".
"I'm not calling Mr. DeSantis a racist". I'm simply saying the racists believe he's a racist.
"I met him for the first time the other night and then all of a sudden, without invitation, he was calling me only as Andrew, " Gillum said at the rally. The candidates briefly touched on policy matters, reiterating their opposing positions on gun control, the minimum wage and immigration. Gillum opposes for-profit charter schools.
But with early voting just underway, Gillum could be dogged until election day by questions about who paid for what, and whether he's been lying about his relationships with Tallahassee insiders and fake developers who spent years poking around Tallahassee City Hall in search of corruption.
The contentious race, in which Gillum is thought to have a slight edge, has been marred by racist overtones as the Democrat seeks to become the first African-American governor in the state's history.
Anthony "Tone" Johnson, a longtime resident of St. Augustine, said he was impressed with Gillum's authenticity and passion.
"We're confident in the character debate", he said.