Trump Calls Democratic Nominee for Florida Governor a 'Thief'

Andrew Gillum, who is black, has not been convicted of any crime, though the FBI is investigating suspected corruption in his administration.
October 30, 2018 AT 10:40 AM

By Brett Samuels

President Trump on Monday called Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) a "thief" as he trumpeted support for Republican Ron DeSantis (R).

"In Florida there is a choice between a Harvard/Yale educated man named @RonDeSantisFL who has been a great Congressman and will be a great Governor - and a Dem who is a thief and who is Mayor of poorly run Tallahassee, said to be one of the most corrupt cities in the Country!"

Gillum, who is black, has not been convicted of any crime, though the FBI is investigating suspected corruption in his administration. He has come under scrutiny after records showed he accepted a ticket to the musical "Hamilton" from an undercover FBI agent who he believed was a local developer.

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