The Tallahassee Democrat was quick to report on Mayor Andrew Gillum’s attendance at the U.S. Mayor’s Conference in Washington D.C., but has yet to report about Gillum’s participation in an anti-Trump meeting this past weekend funded by liberal groups set on challenging the Trump presidency.
A number of news outlets reported about the meeting began on Thursday, January 19, 2017 in Aventura, Florida. The meeting was kicked off with remarks by liberal personality Keith Olbermann. Olbermann is the host of GQ’s Resistance.
In a video released just before Trump’s inauguration, Olbermann said “if you are an elected Democrat official,…I do not want to hear about you working with him…I want to hear about your plans to impeach him and to force him to resign.”
David Brock, founder of the liberal news site Media Matters, was a major organizer of the meeting that addressed approximately 120 donors. According to Politico.com, the group set a “$40 million budget to fight Trump.”
Reports indicate the conference was held at the ritzy Turnberry Isle Resort and logistics were handled by two Democratic consultant companies which included the Bonner Group, a fundraising firm, and Civitas Public Affairs, a left-wing strategy and public relations shop.
What was Mayor Andrew Gillum’s contribution to the program? (View conference agenda here.)
Marc Caputo of Politico reported, “One possible gubernatorial candidate, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, has the tacit blessing of Brock, who invited Gillum to help moderate a forum featuring the six candidates for Democratic National Committee chair. Gillum’s one-liner: ‘Gov. Rick Scott demands that you not use the term global warming or climate change in your answers’.”
Mayor Gillum’s shot at Governor Rick Scott could come back to haunt him and hurt the citizens of Tallahassee. How?
This week Mayor Gillum and the Tallahassee City Commission are set to approve requests for financial support from the state of Florida for several projects that will benefit the citizens of Tallahassee. Guess who will get a final say on those projects? The Florida Legislature and Governor Rick Scott.