September 2, 2018

CNN host Dana Bash repeatedly interrupted Democratic candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum during an interview on Sunday.

On CNN's State of the Union program, Bash began her interview with Gillum by noting that Donald Trump had attacked the candidate as a "failed socialist mayor."

"We want access to good and affordable and accessible heath care," Gillum explained, but Bash cut him off.

"And I want to get to a lot of those issues," Bash said before bringing up a racist robocall that targeted Gillum.

Gillum reminded Bash that he was also the target of a racist remark by Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis, who seemed to refer to Gillum as a "monkey" in a recent Fox News interview.

"I want to make sure that we don't racialize and, frankly, weaponize race as a part of this process," Gillum said. "Which is why I've called on my opponent to really work to rise above some of these things. People are taking their cues from him, from his campaign and from Donald Trump. And we saw in Charlottesville that that could lead real dangerous outcomes."

Speaking over Gillum again, Bash pointed out that DeSantis, who used the "monkey" slur, had condemned the racist robocall.

According to a Raw Story count, Bash interrupted Gillum during at least eight of his answers. The guest was allowed to finish answering three of Bash's questions without interruption.

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.