Will Andrew Gillum be running to be the next Black president of America? No one really knows, but the Florida Democrat met with former President Barack Obama on Tuesday even as there is ongoing speculation that Gillum, who narrowly missed winning the gubernatorial seat in Florida, is considering a run for president in 2020.
Of course, no one really knows what was discussed at the meeting between the two powerhouses, as CNN reports, however Gillum has spoken about possibly running in 2020 and has been expertly dodging outright questions.
Gillum was in Washington to address the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and even there he evaded questions about a 2020 presidential run quipping, “I plan on being married to my wife. That is all I am planning.”
“What I am committed to doing between now and 2020 is doing everything I can to make the state of Florida available and winnable for the democratic nominee for president,” he added.
That being said, Gillum isn’t the only top Democrat Obama has met with in recent months. The former president has convened with Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker, and of course his former partner, Vice President Joe Biden.
It was also reported by the Washington Post that Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who many also see as a possible candidate for the presidency, met with Obama last month.
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