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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October 29, 2018 11:09 a.m.

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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