Who is Andrew Gillum? Donald Trump calls former Tallahassee mayor 'crack head'

Trump's remarks come after Andrew was reportedly found with 'plastic baggies of suspected crystal meth' in 2020

Who is Andrew Gillum? Donald Trump calls former Tallahassee mayor 'crack head'
Former President Donald Trump in a recent press release called Andrew Gillum (R) a 'crackhead' (Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images, Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA: Former President Donald Trump has begun a new fight with the newly elected Governor Ron DeSantis. The new press release released by Trump had an array of criticisms, that called the former mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum, a "Crack Head." This refers to the earlier incidents of Gillum entering rehab for alcoholism which reduced the glory of his political career.

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Back then, the former mayor said, "At this stage, I don't have anything else to have to conceal. ... What was most hurtful was this belief that I was somehow living a lie in my marriage and my family," reported People. The former president brought back an old term, 'Ron DeSanctimonious,' which details taking credit for all of DeSantis' success.

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Who is Andrew Gillum?

Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum holds a press conference on November 10, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. Three close midtern election races for governor, senator, and agriculture commissioner are expected to be recounted in Florida.
Andrew Gillum(Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

According to Ballot Pedia, Andrew was born in Miami and was in active politics with the ticket of the Democratic party. He was first elected to the Tallahassee City Council in 2003 while he was a student at Florida A&M University at 23. The former mayor remained on the city council until in 2014. Andrew was elected as the mayor of the city in 2014. While he was at the city council, he brought numerous initiatives, including the Digital Harmony initiative. While he was the mayor, he also launched the Tallahassee Mayoral Fellows Program in partnership with Florida Agricultural And Mechanical University and Florida State University.

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The fellowship brought a lot of exciting experiences to the students and exposed them to working with government bodies. In March 2020, Andrew was one of three men experiencing a drug overdose and was found with "plastic baggies of suspected crystal meth" in a hotel room in Miami Beach. However, he was not arrested. Meanwhile, US Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Florida has 21 felony counts, including wire fraud, conspiracy, and making false statements for allegedly diverting money raised during the campaign to a company controlled by one of his top advisors on his campaign, Sharon Lettman-Hicks. 

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Donald Trump's press release 

The press release of the former president talking about the 2017 elections took potshots at DeSantis and Gillum: "...When I Endorsed him, it was as though, to use a bad term, a nuclear weapon went off. Years later, they were the exact words that Adam Putnam used in describing Ron’s Endorsement. He said, “I went from having it made, with no competition, to immediately getting absolutely clobbered after your Endorsement.” I then got Ron by the “Star” of the Democrat Party, Andrew Gillum (who was later revealed to be a “Crack Head”), by having two massive Rallies with tens of thousands of people at each one."

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit held at the Tampa Convention Center on July 22, 2022 in Tampa, Florida. The event features student activism and leadership training, and a chance to participate in a series of networking events with political leaders.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

'Bring trump back for the memes'

The Internet quickly reacted to Trump calling Gillum a 'crack head.' A user said, "Please Dominion! Put this crack head out of his misery! Signed, America." Another claimed, "Love how his incredible command of the English language compelled him to randomly capitalize Crack Head." A tweet read, "WHO LATER TURNED OUT TO BE A “CRACK HEAD” Another said, "the best parts of this are "Crack Head" and that he still managed to somehow bury Low Energy jeb bush." A user stated, "His very first move as a gubernatorial candidate was to barely get by Andrew Gillum, WHO WAS LATER REVEALED TO BE A “CRACK HEAD." Another said, "Trump calling someone other than Jr. a Crack Head? The audacity of this." "Bring trump back for the memes @elonmusk," said a user. Another claimed, "I don’t even have the energy to read this."

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