Ron DeSantis says on Fox that Florida shouldn’t “monkey this up” by electing his opponent, the first African American to win a major-party nomination for governor in Florida. https://t.co/g9JvXhEesY pic.twitter.com/jzb4Ud39ag
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 29, 2018
Courtesy of Media Matters:
SANDRA SMITH (ANCHOR): How do you plan to beat [Florida Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum]?
REP. RON DESANTIS (R-FL): Well look, this is — Florida elections are always competitive. This is a guy who, although he is much too liberal for Florida, I think he’s got huge problems with how he’s governed Tallahassee. He is an articulate spokesman for those far-left views, and he’s a charismatic candidate. I watched those Democrat debates and none of that was my cup of tea but he performed better than the other people there. So we’ve got to work hard to make sure that we continue Florida going in a good direction. Let’s build off the success we’ve had on Governor [Rick] Scott. The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases, and bankrupting the state. That is not going to work, that’s not going to be good for Florida. So I’m going to fight for what I believe in, because I think I’m the guy who can really lead Florida in a good direction.
Is that “right direction” also a racist direction, because damn!
Has anybody ever even heard the term “monkey this up.” Because I sure haven’t
And just in case you are thinking of giving this guy the benefit of the doubt, keep in mind that he attached himself to the racist-in-chief remora to a bloated orange whale shark.
Yeah, I don’t think this was an accident.
In fact, this was so bad that even Fox News rebuked DeSantis for making the comment.
To be honest this comment will probably get this guy a few more of those white nationalist votes down there in Florida.