Trump Calls Gillum A ‘Thief,’ Implies That He’s Uneducated (He’s Not)

TAMPA, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 21: Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum speaks during a CNN debate against his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Chris O'M... TAMPA, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 21: Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum speaks during a CNN debate against his Republican opponent Ron DeSantis, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Chris O'Meara-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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President Donald Trump attacked Democratic Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum on Monday as a “thief,” and implied his lack of education as compared to the Republican candidate, Ron DeSantis.

Gillum attended Florida A&M University, where he majored in political science.

The Democratic candidate quickly retorted.

The education jab seems to be a variation of Trump’s favorite criticism of his black critics: questioning their intelligence.

Here’s a good rundown of Trump’s habit, including examples where he called LeBron James, CNN’s Don Lemon and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) — for whom his favorite sobriquet is “low IQ” — unintelligent.

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  1. Where does the “thief” charge come from?

  2. I’m not saying that Florida’s GOP voters are racist. I’m saying that our racist President thinks Florida’s GOP voters are racist.

  3. The only thing more vile than Donald Trump is his supporters.

  4. Libel suit waiting to happen.

  5. He can’t produce the receipt for those Swisher Sweets he’s toking on.

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