VEN (TALLAHASSEE) — In the midst of what has become one of the worst down and dirty mudslinging campaigns in US history, former Tallahassee mayor and Democrat candidate for Governor Andrew Gillum has been demonized by his Republican opponent and — amazingly — by the alt-right, racist, neo-nazi Republican President of the United States, Donald Trump, who accused Mr Gillum recently of being a thief who was unfit for office, and implied that the Democrat nominee — who is leading in all polls — has based his life on unsavory characters from the HBO hit series THE WIRE.
“Trump triflin’, basically” Mr Gillum told reporters outside his campaign headquarters at Orlando’s in Fort Lauderdale Monday. “Kill an everyday workin’ man and all. I mean, I do some dirt, too, but I ain’t never put my gun on nobody that wasn’t in the game.”
When asked by CNN’s Don Lemon about the no holds barred, bare knuckles nature of the campaign, and President Trump’s bizarre assertion that Mr Gillum sees himself as a television series gangbanger, Mr Gillum shook his head in disbelief.
“Look, if anybody asks you if in you in this game, you tell ’em you in it for life, a’ight? You play it hard, you play it tight, and you make sure ni**as know you gonn’ stand by your people. No loose talk, no second thoughts and no snitching. Play it like that.”
And what of the accusations by his opponent Congressman Ron DeSantis, who released a statement Monday contending that Mr Gillum lied when asserting he volunteered his time a youth centers for troubled teens in Tallahassee.
“Yo, the past is always with us. Where we come from, what we go through, how we go through it; all this shit matters. Like at the end of the book, ya’ know, boats and tides and all. It’s like you can change up, right, you can say you’re somebody new, you can give yourself a whole new story. But, what came first is who you really are and what happened before is what really happened.
“It don’t matter that some fool say he different ’cause the things that make you different is what you really do, what you really go through.
“I teach these boys practical math. I say Damn! Close your eyes. You workin’ a ground stash. 20 tall pinks. Two fiends come up at you and ask for two each, another one cops three. Then Bodie hands you off ten more. But some white guy rolls up in a car, waves you down and pays for eight. How many vials you got left?
“If they don’t come back with 15 right off, I tell ’em Look man, I do what I can do to help y’all. But the game is out there, and it’s either play or get played!
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