Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum evoked a pig when discussing President Trump late Monday night as the two trade barbs in the run-up to Election Day.
Trump had referred to Gillum as a “stone-cold thief” in an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham earlier in the evening.
Gillum responded in a tweet: “I heard @realDonaldTrump ran home to @FoxNews to lie about me. But as my grandmother told me — never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty, but the pig likes it. So ignore him and vote, Florida!”
I heard @realDonaldTrump ran home to @FoxNews to lie about me. But as my grandmother told me — never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty, but the pig likes it. So ignore him and vote, Florida!— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) October 30, 2018
The two also exchanged insults earlier in the day when Trump brought attention to documents released by the Florida Commission of Ethics that show Gillum may have improperly accepted tickets to the Broadway musical “Hamilton” from an undercover FBI agent in 2016.
In that instance, Trump also called Gillum “a thief” and claimed Tallahassee is “one of the most corrupt cities” in the U.S.
Trump “is howling because he’s weak,” Gillum shot back.
Gillum is running against Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is leading in the latest RealClearPolitics polling average by 3.2 percentage points.
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