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Fox News host Sandra Smith said Wednesday that the network did not condone Rep. Ron DeSantis’s (R) language when he warned voters not to “monkey this up” by voting for his Democratic gubernatorial opponent Andrew Gillum.
DeSantis’s remark about Gillum, who would be Florida’s first black governor if elected, prompted quick backlash, with the state Democratic Party chair saying he was “launching his general election campaign with racist dog whistles.”
The article goes on to state the following:
“A little while ago, we had Ron DeSantis, the Republican nominee for governor in Florida on for an interview to discuss the Florida election,” Smith said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” before reading a statement from DeSantis’s campaign clarifying his earlier remarks.
“We do not condone this language and wanted to make our viewers aware that he has since clarified his statement,” she added.
The host noted that Gillum was set to appear for an interview on the network later in the day with anchor Shepard Smith.
During his appearance on Fox News earlier in the morning, DeSantis, who won his GOP primary the previous night, called Gillum “an articulate spokesman for those far-left views” and a “charismatic candidate” after his stunning Democratic primary victory on Tuesday night.
He then launched into an attack on Gillum, a candidate backed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), accusing him of embracing a “socialist agenda.”
“Let’s build off the success we’ve had on Gov. Scott. The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases bankrupting the state. That is not going to work,” DeSantis said.
Uh Ron DeSantis just said FL shouldn’t “monkey this up” by electing Andrew Gillum pic.twitter.com/nDPp3Hx7zc
— Steve Morris (@stevemorris__) August 29, 2018
After sitting idly by when it happened, Fox anchor Sandra Smith now says “we do not condone this language” in regards to DeSantis’ “monkey it up” comments.
That’s laughable. pic.twitter.com/4BZOeV5AiT
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) August 29, 2018
Fox News’ Sandra Smith on DeSantis’ comments on Gillum this morning pic.twitter.com/5kspBn1SMW
— Julia Manchester (@JuliaManch) August 29, 2018
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