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Gillum calls DeSantis out for dodging debate question about whether Trump is a 'good role model' for kids

Gillum calls DeSantis out for dodging debate question about whether Trump is a 'good role model' for kids
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Former GOP Rep. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisTrump jokes he'll 'find a way' to fire Gov. DeSantis if he loses Florida Exclusive poll: Biden up in Mich., Pa., tied with Trump in Fla. The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump, Biden hit campaign trail in Florida MORE (Fla.) on Sunday dodged a question about whether President TrumpDonald John TrumpPolice say man dangling off Trump Tower Chicago demanding to speak with Trump Fauci says he was 'absolutely not' surprised Trump got coronavirus after Rose Garden event Biden: Trump 'continues to lie to us' about coronavirus MORE is “a good role model for the children of Florida," drawing criticism from Democratic opponent Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum in their first gubernatorial debate. 

DeSantis began his answer to the question by defending a viral campaign adin which he showed his support for Trump by teaching his kids to “build the wall” with blocks.

“I don’t actually read ‘The Art of the Deal’ to my son, Mason,” he said.

DeSantis then quickly pivoted to talking about the president’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

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DeSantis praised Trump for his follow-through on the campaign promise to move the embassy, but still declined to say if he is a good role model for kids.

“When you give your word and you follow through with it as an elected official, that is the model that we’re supposed to do,” DeSantis said. “To me, that was true leadership.”

Gillum then called DeSantis out for his answer by saying: “I’m confused by the question.”

After moderator Jake Tapper repeated it, Gillum drew laughs from the audience with his own response.

“That’s what I thought originally, I got confused,” Gillum said. “So, no he’s not! Donald Trump is weak, and he performs as all weak people do: They become bullies.”