Former President Barack Obama apparently accused Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) of bullying state residents in a political ad released Friday.
The 44th president endorsed Democrat Charlie Crist, the party’s nominee for governor of Florida, in his video, which Crist promoted.
The Daily Wire further reported:
“Hey Florida, we have a lot of work to do. And it starts with making Charlie Crist your next governor,” Obama said, adding, “So if you’re ready for a governor who cares about people instead of bullying them, who will fight for voting rights, and a woman’s right to choose, who understands the challenges you’re facing every day, and who will fight for you — vote for Charlie Crist.”
Obama’s remarks are laughable considering Crist has referred to DeSantis using derogatory language, including calling the governor “DeSatan.”
WESH 2 News noted that DeSantis picked up numerous endorsements on the same day, including the National Federation of Independent Business Florida PAC, the Florida Trucking Association PAC, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida, and the Florida Home Builders Association.
“It’s wonderful to have these endorsements here today,” DeSantis said. “And I think particularly on this day when we have the state-by-state unemployment numbers put out. Florida’s unemployment rate is now 2.5%.”
DeSantis said that this was the first time in 88 years that the Florida Trucking Association PAC has ever made a political endorsement.
Obama previously campaigned for DeSantis’ last opponent, disgraced Democrat Andrew Gillum, in the 2018 election.
Just a couple of years later in 2020, Gillum, who is married and has children, was found in a hotel room with a male escort and suspected baggies of crystal meth.
Gillum was charged in federal court this summer with 21 felonies related to his failed 2018 Florida gubernatorial campaign.
Crist needs all the help he can get as he trails the incumbent DeSantis by double digits with just two weeks remaining before Election Day. The RealClearPolitics average of polls shows DeSantis ahead by 9.2%.
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