After Andrew Gillum‘s recent streak of victories in Florida’s gubernatorial race, Trump has reportedly planned to make last-ditch pleas for votes for controversial GOP candidates. Apparently, Trump’s aggressive strategy comes as his team fears a potential election wipeout with Republicans in the state that could hurt his re-election campaign.
The president will try several things to defend his buddies, Senate candidate Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis, the GOP Florida gubernatorial nominee who Gillum bested in recent debates. Trump is scheduled to visit the state at least twice, sources shared with Politico. Floridians who haven’t cast absentee ballots will also receive presidential text messages, and discussions are underway about overrunning the state with robocalls from Trump.
GOP members and Trump’s administration know that Florida is a key swing state and that early voting is gaining steam. They also presumably recognize that DeSantis has been eyed as an early bet to lose the high-profile governor race by several social media users.
Both DeSantis and Scott are trailing their Democratic rivals, according to recent surveys reported by Politico.
Perhaps Trump and GOP members realize what a wipeout would mean for them, especially if Gillum, Tallahassee’s current mayor, wins the gubernatorial race. A Gillum victory, undoubtedly, would make a huge statement for candidates of color and be a celebrated win among African Americans.
As governor, Gillum would also be able to drum up support for the eventual Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential race. As the official midterm election date gets closer, Democratic efforts will likely increase to mobilize base voters.
Twitter Reacts To White Couple's 'Bulls**t' Wedding Photos Mocking Violence In Congo
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We need to talk more about the exotifying of African countries and cultures and the relationship white people tend to have with them. Horrifying wedding photographer and his wife’s wedding photos in Congo. pic.twitter.com/qqjnmfgk42— Fatima Handulleh (@FHandulleh) October 26, 2018
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Disgusting to make such a mockery of the people in the Congo for wedding photos. https://t.co/nvNUOG3fCz— JostenDooley (@JostenDooley) October 26, 2018
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Yes...THIS REALLY HAPPENED. Congo wedding photos are offensive to people - INSIDER https://t.co/LEbHBel0aN— Tracey Nelson (@traceyamnelson) October 26, 2018
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Sigh....you can’t polish a turd. Couple Slammed For Using Congo As A Prop In Their Wedding Photos - HuffPost https://t.co/vMoTPTPE3k— TheeUppityNegro ❤️🖤💚✊🏽 (@TheeUppityNegro) October 26, 2018
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The cognitive dissonance is real. https://t.co/67Wj94moJq— Christine (@christinelu) October 24, 2018
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When we let ourselves to be used as props.— Kathleen Ndongmo (@KathleenNdongmo) October 24, 2018
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How NOT to stage your wedding photography: Couple Incites Outrage With Wedding Photos Making Light Of Hardships Faced By Democratic Republic Of Congo https://t.co/ukf5HS40YG pic.twitter.com/KoPNFbpFgY— Malika Bilal (@mmbilal) October 25, 2018
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"A terrible example of what the quest for a little Insta game does to (white) people visiting 'Africa,'" one Twitter user commented about a travel photographer's exploitative wedding photos. https://t.co/kVwVCsn4Jj # via @blackvoices— J.C. (@Sentios) October 26, 2018
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Wow, this is just absurd. I’m surprised (or maybe not?) that someone this racist and naive would actually go to the Eastern DR Congo thinking this is a funny idea for a wedding photo shoot. I mean... what? Dear, dear white people— Kojo Douglas (@amankwahlarose) October 26, 2018
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