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RUSH: There is a controversy that has erupted in the aftermath of the Florida gubernatorial primary of Andrew Gillum, the leftist Democrat, first African-American to win the Democrat Party nomination for governor, and he’s a pretty much like an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He is a solid Bernie Sanders, George Soros leftist. And in his mind, America is the problem in the world, rooted in its unfairness, its discrimination, and so forth and so on.

And he is hell-bent on turning this country into socialism, despite the evidence that people die every day under solialism. It’s mind-boggling to me, but he’s into it. Ron DeSantis is the Republican who won the primary, thanks to the support of Donald Trump. And DeSantis this morning on America’s Newsroom on Fox being interviewed by Sandra Smith. And the question is, “How do you plan to beat Mr. Gillum?”

DESANTIS: We’ve gotta work hard to make sure that we continue Florida going in a good direction. Let’s build off the success we’ve had on Governor Scott. The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state. That is not gonna work. That’s not gonna be good for Florida.

RUSH: Okay. Now, you can imagine what the Drive-By Media has been doing with this all day. Andrew Gillum is African-American. Ron DeSantis said let’s build off the success we’ve had with Governor Scott. The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up.

Now, the Drive-Bys, in very simpleton, predictable, discriminatory form, are now claiming that DeSantis is engaging in the utilization of racist dog whistles. That by using the term “monkeying” around, that DeSantis is signaling his friends in the white supremacist movement to make sure they come out and vote.

I’m gonna tell you something. You Drive-Bys can keep this up, and you’re just gonna cause another backlash much like you did after the Access Hollywood video when you think airing that video was gonna destroy Trump. People are fed up with it. Everybody in the world knows what DeSantis meant here! Ron DeSantis has never uttered a racist word, thought, or whatever in public that anybody’s ever heard. It’s not who he is. It’s not what he’s become. And everybody knows it.

And yet here comes the media. It’s so lazy, it’s so simpleton. To them, every Republican at some point becomes one of these white supremacist racists. They’re just waiting for the right time when some Republican proves it. I, for one, am sick and tired of this kind of discrimination, this kind of prejudice that the American left, the Democrat Party, and the media live and die for each and every day.

All Ron DeSantis meant was we got to stop fooling around. The last thing we need to do is screw this up. We just won the primary. We’ve now gotta go win the general. The last thing we should do is screw this up. The idea that he used the term “monkey” — you know what this is like? There was a journalist, a TV journalist, a play-by-play guy or an analyst, I forget which, doing tennis coverage, the Australian Open. And I think it was the women’s semifinals or finals, and Venus Williams was in the match.

And this ESPN guy applauded her for her guerrilla-like tactics. He’s gone. It didn’t take 30 seconds for the worldwide left to erupt and claim that he was referring to her as a gorilla. You know, there are two spellings for the word. G-o-r-i-l-l-a is the way you spell the word when you’re talking Jane Goodall and her buddies in the jungle. G-u-e-r-r-i-l-l-a is how you describe rebels who are mounting attacks on institutions, installations. It usually happens in Third World countries where you have guerrilla forces, guerrilla fighters. It is a way of conducting warfare.

He was simply discussing the way she approached the net. She storms the net, and she basically jams your shot back down your throat. It was nothing racist, but the guy’s gone. I’m not sure if he’s got a job since. I think he has. It’s just like in the nation’s capital, some guy there in the city finance department was talking about how there was an area of the budget — I’m afraid to use the word.

Remember this, Mr. Snerdley? This guy described actions of the current mayor and the way he was using the budget, Washington, D.C., as very niggardly. He’s gone. N-i-g-g-a-r-d-l-y. It means skinflint, means cheap. It means you’re a tightwad! It means you never pick up the check! But he’s gone, even though he did not use the word. The left just waits for this kind of stuff to happen. They don’t take time to understand, no questions, because, as far as they’re concerned, the objective is to destroy.

Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah! There were some college students that broke down and literally started crying when they found banana peels in a tree at Ole Miss! I mean, this idea that DeSantis was engaging in dog whistle politics? It’s just flat-out absurd. So now I’m hearing conservatives say that it is outrageous for anybody to think what DeSantis said was actually a dog whistle, but, but, but, but, but he should apologize immediately anyway so that there is no doubt and just say he didn’t mean to say it, he misspoke, he didn’t mean it, of course, of course. And so DeSantis, according to the wizards of smart, should immediately go on defense here. In terms of people that are gonna vote for DeSantis anyway, this isn’t gonna matter a hill of beans.

And I knew when the Access Hollywood video came out — I’ve told you this before; I’m sorry for repeating myself. But we have new listeners tuning in here each and every day who haven’t heard some of the stuff that’s said weeks or months ago. But when that Access Hollywood video came out in October of 2016, I knew it wasn’t going to harm Trump. I may have been the only one, but I was confident it wasn’t. And you know why? Because I know the people planning on voting for Trump, and I know that they had left politics. They had not voted in a long time ’cause they’re fed up with this kind of stuff!

They’re fed up with political parties trying to change their vote on this kind of stuff! A videotape from ten years ago that has nothing to do with the nation being in crisis right now. And I knew it wasn’t gonna affect any Trump supporter. I knew the media would find all kinds of people who claim to be Trump supporters who were no longer gonna support Trump, but that was gonna be made up. They’re gonna do the same thing with this. I’m here to tell you, people are fed up with the media and the left trying to make hay out of this stuff that more and more people realize is nothing. Dog whistle.

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