DeSantis says Florida shouldn’t ‘monkey this up’ by electing Andrew

Ron DeSantis, the Republican nominee to become Florida’s next governor, has been accused of using a “racist dog whistle” during a TV interview after saying that voters would “monkey this up” by electing his liberal African-American opponent.
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Ron DeSantis, the Republican nominee to become Florida’s next governor, has been accused of using a “racist dog whistle” during a TV interview after saying that voters would “monkey this up” by electing his liberal African-American opponent.

Ron DeSantis attacks first black nominee for governor with ‘monkey’ racial slur

August 29, 2018 05:25 PM

Opinion: Fabiola Santiago

Fabiola Santiago

@fabiolasantiago

Columnist Fabiola Santiago was born in Cuba. She was exiled to the U.S. in 1969 on one of the historic Freedom Flights. She has been a Herald reporter, editor and opinion writer since 1980.