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Andrew Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee and current Democratic nominee for governor in Florida, slammed Trump for his attacks on the city as Hurricane Michael approaches.
The stormÂ is expectedÂ to bring possibly life-threatening conditions to Floridaâs panhandle, and at Category 4, it would be the strongest storm to make landfall in the region. Experts believe over a million people will experience power outages in the region.
At a campaign rally in Orlando, Trump said Gillum âruns a place that has a lot of problemsâ with âtremendous corruption, tremendous crime, this is not what you want to run Florida.â
Gillum took Trump to task during a CNN appearance: âI think what President Trump did last night by attacking me, by attacking my city â I donât think weâve ever seen a sitting president go after a sitting mayor and community that is preparing itself for a near category four hurricane.â
He added, âWe donât need partisanship.…