It turns out that the now-disgraced former Florida Democrat gubernatorial nominee whom the media propped up as an upstanding human being and victim of alleged Republican racism — and who almost became the governor of Florida — may, in fact, be a rather shady character, as usual.
One who was reportedly caught in a hotel room with the illegal stimulant methamphetamine and an openly gay male escort.
FYI, prostitution is also illegal throughout almost all of America, including Florida.
On Saturday, a day after reports emerged that former Florida Democrat gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum had been “present during an incident involving crystal meth at a Miami Beach hotel,” additional reports surfacing indicating that one of the other men present at the incident had been Travis Dyson, 30, an openly gay prostitute.
“In a Rent Men profile, Dyson, 30, identifies himself as a ‘pornstar performer’ and mentions ‘gay massages.’ On social media, he shared sexual videos of himself with a muscular man he identified as his boyfriend,” local station WPLG has confirmed.
He was also active on Instagram until he deleted his profile Friday:
Meet his friend, Travis Dyson. pic.twitter.com/aAAI2dAwFo
— Tottttallllly Norma (@Waterlubbers1) March 13, 2020
According to police reports, Dyson rented a room at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel around 4:00 pm Thursday using the credit card of a man named Aldo Mejias.
When Mejias arrived at the room seven hours later, he found both Dyson and Gillum together. Both were reportedly vomiting, and when Dyson collapsed, Mejias dialed 911.
When the authorities arrived, they found baggies of crystal meth.
“Officers then attempted to speak to Mr. Gillum,” a police report of the incident reads. “Mr. Gillum was unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state … Mr. Gillum left the hotel room and returned to his residence.”
The next morning, the story broke, sending shock waves through the political realm and spurring Gillum into spinning a denial story claiming he’d been at the hotel for a wedding celebration.
Gillum statement: “I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends. While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines.”
— David Smiley (@NewsbySmiley) March 13, 2020
“I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this has caused our movement. I’m thankful to the incredible Miami Beach EMS team for their efforts. I will spend the next few weeks with my family and appreciate privacy during this time.”
— David Smiley (@NewsbySmiley) March 13, 2020
In a statement to the Miami New Times, however, Dyson denied being aware of any wedding celebration.
“I personally was not celebrating a wedding. I don’t know if [Gillum] was in town for a wedding. He did not mention that,” he said.
These stunning happenings have earned Gillum a large dose of mockery from a wide swath of critics, including Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz.
Everyone should respect @AndrewGillum’s privacy as he explains why he was one of three men in a hotel room w 3 bags of meth, too impaired to talk to first responders.
I know what you’re all thinking – this is not very COVID-19 hygienic. #GillumSurge https://t.co/HVjBDNRlZA
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) March 13, 2020
Big props to Gillum for not letting Wuhan Virus hold him back. Party don’t stop on Team Gillum. https://t.co/xG4i9i3NsT
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) March 13, 2020
when they told Andrew Gillum to rock the vote they should have been clearer
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) March 13, 2020
I’m not going to say anything negative about democrat Andrew Gillum,
who was found inebriated in a hotel room —
where meth was recovered —
because of a drug overdose.
Instead, I just want to say thank you to everyone who elected a Republican FL Gov. & Sen. in 2018.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) March 13, 2020
But the most stinging criticism has been aimed at the media, which not only propped up Gillum as some sort of heroic figure but also falsely portrayed him as the victim of racist attacks from then-Republican nominee Ron DeSantis, who’s since gone on to become one of the most successful governors in Florida’s 175-year history.
After DeSantis innocuously used the common phrase “monkey it up” during a discussion in September of 2018 on Fox News, Gillum and his media allies both promptly screamed “racism!”
And immediately after Gillum’s loss to he DeSantis in the 2018 race, the media again cried “racism!”
Some Florida Democrats wonder: Did Andrew Gillum lose because of race? https://t.co/hEEiemyKJS
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) November 16, 2018
Andrew Gillum concedes Florida governor election; some question whether racism contributed to loss https://t.co/gaRJ3eAu0F
— Jeffrey Levin (@jilevin) November 18, 2018
Andrew Gillum hasn’t conceded the Florida governor election against Ron DeSantis, but state Democrats said they saw the writing on the wall – and it was racist. https://t.co/SEmnUkOjU8
— NewsOne (@newsone) November 16, 2018
Two years later, it seems what may have truly driven Gillum’s loss was the ability of Florida voters to see through his proven record of lies and corruption.
To some, such as outspoken conservative Hollywood actor James Woods, it’s disconcerting nevertheless that a man of this caliber ever got so close to becoming the governor of Florida:
How is it conceivable that this lump of shit, #AndrewGillum, was THIS CLOSE to being the governor of the most important swing state in America? Had he been elected, it could have tilted the #2020 presidency (providing he wouldn’t have overdosed before the election, of course). pic.twitter.com/cjn0drqJRW
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 14, 2020
Gillum was only a handful of votes away from winning the Florida governor’s race. Talk about FL dodging a bullet. Dems rolled out a vicious smear campaign against DeSantis, and it almost worked. 30k vote margin separated him from this political fraudster, druggie, and criminal. https://t.co/TNyblT8rC8
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) March 13, 2020
To others, it’s equally disconcerting that Gillum is a paid CNN contributor — one whose behavior many suspect will be buried by the propaganda media.
Andrew Gillum passed out naked and drunk while his “hotel mates” were overdosing on meth.
Gillum is a CNN contributor and Democrat nominee for governor of Florida.
— Watch Hoaxed! (@Cernovich) March 13, 2020
If no investigation occurs, journos will believe Gillum’s story. “He was just at a wedding on a Thursday with 2 dudes doing meth, but he stuck to alcohol. Nothing to see here”
— Scott Greer (@ScottMGreer) March 14, 2020
Everybody knows that if the media is forced to admit their darling Andrew Gillum appeared “inebriated” with “alleged methamphetamine” it means he was most definitely 100% caught with a crack pipe in his mouth and the foam at the tips of it tested positive for a ton of meth
— Jon Miller (@MillerStream) March 13, 2020
Gillum will be protected and celebrated by the gays and the media. But his wife and children’s lives are ruined and no one will care. How it always is. The women always get completely fucked by the cowardice, greed and selfishness of liar men like this. pic.twitter.com/gTFV4I9lS7
— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) March 13, 2020
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