Gillum Staffer: “None of the Programs” Promised “Would Happen” But “That’s Not for [Voters] to Know”
Project Veritas released an undercover video in which a campaign staffer for Andrew Gillum used racial slurs to describe white people in Florida. Mr. Gillum, who is under federal investigation for corruption while serving as mayor of Tallahassee, is in a tight race against Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis.
Omar Smith, who claims to have went to college with Mr. Gillum, jokes as he admits the candidate cannot and has no intention of fulfilling his campaign promises. He also said the Gillum campaign needs to appeal to “white guilt” to turn out the vote, and that Florida is a “f—ked up state” of “crackers.”
Project Veritas has also recently released videos on Democrats Phil Bredesen in Tennessee and Senator Claire McCaskill in Missouri. People’s Pundit Daily (PPD) was unable to independently verify the video.
“What we found in the Gillum campaign was just what we found in Missouri, Tennessee and Arizona, a candidate lying to the voters he needs to win the election,” James O’Keefe, founder and president of Project Veritas Action said.
This is not the first staffer to be caught in a less-than flattering situation.
Manny Orozco-Ballestas was released from the campaign after a local blogger circulated several of the former staffer’s purported past Twitter posts, including one calling for the execution of President Donald Trump.
In another tweet, the staffer used an expletive to refer to a male appendage in a tweet to Jacob Engels, the publisher of the rightwing fringe blog Central Florida Post.
“If you weren’t so ugly I would put my [expletive] in your face,” the user tweeted in April 2012, according to Mr. Engels. “If you can take a [expletive] you can take a job,” they allegedly tweeted that December.