Gillum Explains Why Trump’s Not a Good Role Model for Kids: Like All Weak People, He’s a Bully


During a CNN televised debate on Sunday night, Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, and former congressman Ron DeSantis, a Republican, faced off in a Florida gubernatorial race debate.

One of the questions asked was if President Donald Trump was a good role model for kids.

“Congressman Desantis, you featured your children in a campaign ad in which you were encouraging them to, quote, build a wall out of toy blocks and reading a children’s story about the president saying you’re fired. Do you think President Trump is a good role model for the children of Florida?” moderator Jake Tapper asked.

DeSantis then said that he and his wife were “poking a little fun at ourselves” before veering off into talk about the embassy in Jerusalem and how he was there for the historic event and not tackling the question head-on.

Then, it was Gillum’s turn to respond.

“I’m confused by the question,” Gillum said, wondering how talk got to Israel.

“The question is whether or not he [referring to DeSantis] thinks President Trump is a good role model for the children of Florida,” moderator Jake Tapper said.

“That’s what I thought,” Gillum said prompting a burst of laughter from the audience. “I got confused.”

“No, he’s not. Donald Trump — Donald Trump is weak,” he continued on. “And he performs as all weak people do: they become bullies and Mr. DeSantis is his acolyte. He’s trying out to be the Trump apprentice at every turn. He’s tweeting at him and he’s talking to him. He’s showing up. He’s complimenting him.”

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