@MeNextTime: Andrew Gillum responds to President Trump's Twitter dig
Gillum faces Republican Ron DeSantis in November election
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – President Donald Trump hasn't made a secret of his support for U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis to be the next person in the Florida governor's mansion.
DeSantis staked most of his campaign efforts on the president's endorsement, and it earned him an easy victory in the Republican primary.
Trump wasted no time Wednesday morning pointing out DeSantis' rout on Twitter -- and also taking a shot at DeSantis' Democratic opponent in the general election, News 6 partner WJXT-TV reported.
Trump accused Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who won the Democratic primary in a surprise victory over former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, of being a "failed Socialist Mayor."
He claimed Gillum has allowed crime and other issues to "flourish in his city."
"This is not what Florida wants or needs!" Trump tweeted.
Gillum responded almost immediately with a Twitter dig of his own, saying the state and country need "decency, hope and leadership."
Is this the beginning of a Twitter clash between the two? Stay tuned.
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