A spokeswoman for Fox News reached out to CNN early Wednesday afternoon to distance the network from DeSantis' remark, pointing to a statement made by anchor Sandra Smith on air in which she said, "We do not condone this language and wanted to make our viewers aware that he has since clarified his statement".
This wasn't the first time Wednesday Gillum came under attack.
"He's an extreme talent", Trump said of DeSantis.
"Not only did Congressman Ron DeSantis easily win the Republican Primary, but his opponent in November is his biggest dream", Trump tweeted.
During an interview where he was asked about his strategy to counter his rival in the upcoming race, DeSantis warned that Floridians can't "monkey this up" by allowing Gillum - an African American - to win the governorship.
Gillum has embraced a "Medicare-for-all" health-care system and has said the government should "abolish ICE in its current form".
"It's disgusting that Ron DeSantis is launching his general election campaign with racist dog whistles", Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo tweeted, with a link to a YouTube clip from the interview.
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"Shame on you Ron DeSantis", McGhee, a south Dade Democrat and former prosecutor, said in a statement.
"Ron DeSantis was obviously talking about Florida not making the wrong decision to embrace the socialist policies that Andrew Gillum espouses", Vasquez said. "To characterize it as anything else is absurd", he said.
Gillum emerged as a surprise victor in a crowded Democratic field for Governor in Florida, edging out ex-Rep. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, became the second African American gubernatorial nominee in the South this year.
"Tonight as the mayor of Florida's capital city, I humbly accept the Democratic nomination", Gillum said to watch-party attendees last night as they chanted "Bring it home!"
But he also has argued that his "lived experience" growing up in a working-class family in which he was the first to attend college has helped him connect with struggling Florida voters.
"The same part of this country that was built by people of color may soon be led by people of color", he told The Washington Post in a recent interview.