TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - President Donald Trump is casting the Democratic nominee for Florida governor, Andrew Gillum, as a "failed socialist mayor" who will lose to Rep. Ron DeSantis in November.
Gillum on Tuesday won an upset in the Democratic primary for governor and edged out several other candidates. Trump's endorsement helped DeSantis beat Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in the Republican primary.
Trump on Wednesday tweeted out that not only did DeSantis win, but that "his opponent in November is his biggest dream." Gillum is mayor of the city of Tallahassee and Trump said Gillum has "allowed crime and many other problems to flourish in the city."
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 & many other problems to flourish in his city. This is not what Florida wants or needs!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2018
Tallahassee has had one of the highest crime rates in the state the last few years, although it has been going down.