President Donald Trump on Wednesday hailed Rep. Ron DeSantis’ primary victory in Florida’s governor race and touted his chances in November, tweeting that his disciple has a “dream” matchup against “failed socialist mayor” Andrew Gillum.
“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 and many other problems to flourish in his city,” Trump tweeted.
DeSantis and Gillum – both 39 years old – pulled off primary upsets Tuesday in the Sunshine State but Gillum’s victory was the most shocking. The Tallahassee mayor had polled poorly in a crowded Democratic field, led by front-runner Gwen Graham, and spent the least of any of the candidates.
Gillum is gunning to become the first black governor of Florida.
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