READ: Andrew Gillum Tweets ‘What’s Embarrassing to Democracy Is Not Counting Every Vote — and You, of Course’


Earlier today, President Donald Trump railed against Andrew Gillum, whose race against Ron DeSantis has triggered a recount after the margin between them became much slimmer. Gillum had conceded to DeSantis on Tuesday.

In a tweet, the president claimed that the Florida recount effort “is an embarrassment to our Country and to Democracy!”

Gillum soon fired back.

“What’s embarrassing to democracy is not counting every vote — and you, of course,” he wrote.

Gillum has 49.1 percent, or 4,023,124 votes, while DeSantis has 49.6 percent, or 4,066,059 votes, for a margin of just under 43,000, according to NBC News.

In a statement, Gillum said that since his concession speech, “it has become clear there are many more uncounted ballots than was originally reported. Our campaign, along with our attorney Barry Richard, is monitoring the situation closely and is ready for any outcome, including a state-mandated recount.”

“Mayor Gillum started his campaign for the people, and we are committed to ensuring every single vote in Florida is counted,” the statement continued.

The two men have a history of sparring. Most recently, the president blasted the Tallahassee mayor as “a thief.”

Gillum countered that soon afterward, calling the president “weak.”

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