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Trump Congratulates Democrat ‘Warrior’ Andrew Gillum on Florida Race: ‘A Force to Reckon With!’

President Donald Trump congratulated Andrew Gillum in his race for Florida governor in a tweet Saturday, calling the Democrat a “force to be reckoned with.”

“Congratulations to Andrew Gillum on having run a really tough and competitive race for Governor of the Great State of Florida,” Trump tweeted. “He will be a strong Democrat warrior long into the future – a force to reckon with!”

The odd praise of a man Trump called a “thief” during the campaign comes after the president delivered other congratulations to failed Democratic candidates.

In a tweet Friday night, Trump said Democrat Stacey Abrams, who ran for governor of Georgia, “fought brilliantly and hard – she will have a terrific political future!”

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