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Tallahassee, FL - Florida Man Running For US Senate Calls Obama 'animal'

Published on: May 16, 2016 07:27 PM
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Florida Senate candidate Carlos BeRuff talks with constituents in Sarasota, Fl., on February 16, 2016.Florida Senate candidate Carlos BeRuff talks with constituents in Sarasota, Fl., on February 16, 2016.

Tallahassee, FL - A Florida businessman seeking to replace Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate is standing by comments where he called President Barack Obama an “animal.”

In a speech to a Republican group last week that was captured on video, homebuilder Carlos Beruff made the remarks while saying that the Democratic president had hurt the nation with his military policy.

“Unfortunately, for seven and a half years this animal we call president, because he’s an animal, OK ... has surgically and with thought and very smart, intelligent manner, destroyed this country and dismantled the military,” Beruff said.

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Both GOP and Democratic candidates running against Beruff quickly called the racially-charged remarks insulting after they were first reported by The Huffington Post on Sunday.

U.S. Rep. David Jolly, a Republican, and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, a Democrat, called on Beruff to apologize.

“In the U.S. Senate, our diverse state deserves better than Mr. Beruff’s clear record of bigotry,” Murphy said.

Jolly said that while he believes Obama’s policies have “weakened our leadership on the world stage and have weakened us economically here at home” there was no reason to call him an “animal.”

“Referring to the president of the United States as an ‘animal’ is an alarming insult of questionable intent and has no place in American politics,” Jolly said in a statement.

Beruff, in his own statement Monday, refused to back down and took a shot at Murphy, who has gotten financial backing for his campaigns from his father, who runs a successful construction company.

“I will not be lectured by this young kid Congressman Murphy who has never had a job other than the one his dad bought for him in Congress but I do appreciate the publicity that Murphy is giving to my critique of President Obama’s failure to protect America,” Beruff said.

Todd Wilcox, another one of the GOP candidates also seeking the post, said Beruff’s comments weren’t going to solve the nation’s problems.

“We can win the debate of ideas without sounding like school children,” said Wilcox in a statement. “Name calling the president of the United States for shock value isn’t going to keep us safe from terrorist threats or tackle our skyrocketing debt.”

The White House declined comment.



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 May 16, 2016 at 08:03 PM Anonymous Says:

BRAVO !!!!!

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 May 16, 2016 at 08:24 PM HankM Says:

And?

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 May 16, 2016 at 09:47 PM Mark Levin Says:

Big deal. Just something else for the looney left to complain about.

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 May 16, 2016 at 10:17 PM Anonymous Says:

Which animal?

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 May 16, 2016 at 10:19 PM acanada Says:

And so we enter the Trump era. Bullying, name-calling, insults; no-holds-barred in the demise of civility and intellectual dialogue. Let's make America a kindergarten sandbox!

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 May 16, 2016 at 10:33 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

BRAVO !!!!!

How many people in the recent past have called Jews animals? Minuval.

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 May 16, 2016 at 11:01 PM chugibugi Says:

This creature in the white house is much worse than an animal,he is an America hating traitor

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 May 17, 2016 at 07:08 AM Phineas Says:

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chugibugi Says:

This creature in the white house is much worse than an animal,he is an America hating traitor

First president of the modern era to stand up to Saudi Arabia. What is so bad under his watch? Don't line the Iran deal? Fine. But Traitorous?

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 May 17, 2016 at 10:04 AM PaulinSaudi Says:

If you could be any animal, which would you want to be?

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 May 17, 2016 at 12:37 PM Anonymous Says:

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Phineas Says:

First president of the modern era to stand up to Saudi Arabia. What is so bad under his watch? Don't line the Iran deal? Fine. But Traitorous?

Yes he's a traitor! His every calculated move has been to side with the terrorists, america's enemies against America itself!

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 May 17, 2016 at 12:38 PM Anonymous Says:

He's got my vote!

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 May 17, 2016 at 05:39 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Yes he's a traitor! His every calculated move has been to side with the terrorists, america's enemies against America itself!

yes, all the terrorists he has killed by drone or by invasions were really our friends. Bin Laden was killed under this watch, you shoiteh. Bush had
even admitted he stopped looking for him!!!

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 May 17, 2016 at 07:20 PM LostJew Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Which animal?

the PIG, no insult intended to pigs

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