Donald Trump is promoting Racism and degradation of US Political discourse - Andrew Gillum
Donald Trump is promoting Racism and degradation of US Political discourse - Andrew Gillum

Donald Trump is promoting Racism and degradation of US Political discourse – Andrew Gillum

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum said Thursday that President Donald Trump has provided “cover” to people who are racist and has contributed to the degradation in the nation’s political discourse.

“I have not called the president a racist, but there are racists in his sympathizers who believe he may be, which is why they go to his aid, which is why he has provided them cover.

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I believe his cover has led to much of the degradation in our political discourse,” Gillum told CNN’s John Berman on “New Day” Thursday.

On Monday, Trump posted on Twitter that there is a choice in Florida “between a Harvard/Yale educated man” — referring to the GOP candidate Rep. Ron DeSantis — and a “thief,” referring to Gillum, for governor. Critics decried Trump’s attack as a racist dog-whistle.