Obama Meets with Florida Loser Andrew Gillum Igniting 2020 Speculation

by Molly Prince


Defeated Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum sat down with former President Barack Obama on Tuesday, launching speculation that he may be another Democrat added to the already long list of those considering a 2020 presidential run.

Gillum met with the former president while he was in Washington, D.C., to address the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, according to CNN. While speaking at the event, he dodged answering questions regarding his presidential aspirations.

“I’m plan on being married to my wife. That is all I’m planning,” Gillum said. “What I am committed to doing between now and 2020 is doing everything I can to make the state of Florida available and winnable for the Democratic nominee for president.”

Prior to his ultimate defeat, Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee, Florida, faced backlash on a variety of fronts, including his anti-police stances and ties to anti-Israel and anti-Zionist organizations. Gillum‘s campaign had been fraught with scandals from the onset. Tallahassee City Hall has been under FBI investigation since as early as 2015 as part of an ongoing corruption probe. Records were released in October showing that an undercover FBI agent gave him tickets to a Broadway show, undermining his claims that he received the gift from his brother.

Obama has reportedly been meeting with various potential Democratic contenders such as Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

He notably sat down with failed U.S. Senate candidate and Democratic Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke of Texas in November. O’Rourke publicly revealed a week after their meeting that he was considering a presidential run despite consistently claiming that he definitely will not be running for president.

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  1. Kevin

    One has to wonder why exactly is BO traveling all around the country meeting with potential 2020 candidates? Is he worried that if President Trump is reelected, that his PATHETIC performance will be further exposed? Or Trump might expose some shady deals or activity?

    Or is it that he is positioning himself to be on the “ticket” as VP? The 22nd Amendment states “no President shall be elected to more than two terms…” If he were VP, the 25th Amendment clearly states that the VP will assume the role as President in the event of the death of the President…..

    One thing is certain, he’s not doing it for us, he doesn’t care one iota about you or me!