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Florida gubernatorial candidate responds to Trump tweet by comparing him to a pig

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On The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum responded to a Monday morning tweet by President Trump. In the tweet, Trump endorsed Gillum’s opponent, Ron DeSantis, while calling Gillum “… a Dem who is a thief and who is Mayor of poorly run Tallahassee, said to be one of the most corrupt cities in the Country!” And although the president made his assertions without any evidence, Gillum won’t play Trump’s game.

“What DeSantis and Trump want to do is drag me into the gutter with them, right? Because they can survive getting dirty,” Gillum told Noah. “I can’t survive getting dirty, because what they want to do is have me fit a stereotype.”

Even though Trump has been bashing Democrats nonstop in the run-up to the midterm elections, Gillum refused to do the same when talking about his opponent. When asked about DeSantis, Gillum said, “Well, I don’t know him … right? But he has a family. He’s got kids. I have to imagine that at his core he’s a decent person.”

Gillum made headlines when he quoted his grandmother at a recent debate, saying, “A hit dog will holler.” He quoted his grandmother again to explain why he’s taking the high road. “Never, ever, ever wrestle with pigs,” Gillum quoted her as saying, “because you both get dirty, but the pig actually likes it.”

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah airs weeknights at 11 on Comedy Central.

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