Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate abruptly fired one of his staffers Thursday after the aide was caught on tape referring to the Sunshine State as the “cracker state” and saying the candidate was a “crazy, crazy, crazy” progressive.
Andrew Gillum “cut ties” with the campaign volunteer just hours after Project Veritas and James O’Keefe published the undercover footage on social media.
“Andrew Gillum’s campaign has cut ties with a campaign vendor and volunteer, Omar Smith, who was caught on undercover video by the conservative Project Veritas group saying that Gillum isn’t leveling with voters,” writes Politico.
The undercover video also showed Smith saying Florida was a “f***ed up a** state. A cracker state.”
“These comments don’t reflect the mayor or what our campaign is about. The campaign has no tolerance for the comments made in the video and we have severed ties,” said a Gillum campaign spokesperson.
Read the full report at Politico.
GILLUM EXPOSED: Shocking Undercover Video Reveals HATE-FILLED STAFFERS, Campaign Lies
Explosive new footage released Wednesday by Project Veritas and James O’Keefe shines a blaring spotlight on Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum; showing the stunning depths the Democratic hopeful is willing to go to deceive voters throughout the state.
The video shows Gillum’s staffers and aides openly discussing his willingness to shift positions and outright lie in order to get elected; going so far as to say “Fairy tales in the modern day begin with ‘once I am elected.'”
“None of the programs that people are hoping for would happen” but “That’s not for [voters] to know,” said one insider.
“You whip ’em up. The poor, the middle income. You have to whip them up into a frenzy in order for them to vote,” they added.
The video also includes vicious, hate-filled rhetoric from one campaign staffer, saying “This is a f***ed-up a** state. It’s a cracker state.”
Watch the stunning footage above.
GILLUM GOES OFF: Dem Candidate for Florida Governor Unloads on ‘PIG’ Donald Trump
Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum took his fight against his GOP opponent to the national level this week; unloading on “pig” Donald Trump as his razor-tight race comes down to the wire.
Gillum slammed the Commander-in-Chief on social media after the President called the potential governor a “stone-cold” thief who would like to transform Florida “into Venezuela.”
“I heard @realDonaldTrump ran home to @FoxNews to lie about me. But as my grandmother told me — never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty, but the pig likes it. So ignore him and vote, Florida!” tweeted Gillum.
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) October 30, 2018
Gillum’s comments come just days after he faced renewed scrutiny over his decision to accept theater tickets from undercover FBI agents “posing as a developer.”
“Well, the FBI offered him tickets at $1,800 apiece and he took them,” Trump told Fox News. “I guess he was posing as a developer or something. The man stone-cold took this stuff. I don’t even think he should be allowed to continue on with the race.”