Stop me if you've heard this one before: President Trump said something controversial.
"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump reportedly said Thursday in the Oval Office during a bipartisan meeting with Senators about immigration policy.
Reactions to Trump's remarks came pouring in from all over the world Thursday and early Friday. World leaders in Africa called the remark 'racist,' 'abhorrent' and 'extremely offensive.' Haitian immigrants in Tampa said the comments showed 'ignorance.' Even Gov. Rick Scott, a longtime Trump ally, strongly disavowed Trump's remarks.
Here's how the Florida candidates for governor reacted:
Chris King: 'Trump's remarks are cruel'
[VIDEO] "I think it's very important that any candidate running for Governor of Florida must stand up and say that Trump's remarks are cruel, they're vulgar, they're mean, and they're uniquely un-American." https://t.co/fSDPRKwJGy— Chris King (@ChrisKingFL) January 12, 2018
King also issued a release in which he highlighted his own philanthropic work in Haiti and Africa.
Andrew Gillum: Trump's comments are 'disgusting and repulsive'
It is extraordinarily disheartening to listen to the leader of this country disrespect people of color on a daily basis. What does this teach our children? How does this heal our nation?— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) January 11, 2018
Philip Levine: Trump's remarks 'degrade immigrants'
Communities like Tampa, which we visited on today's #LiveFromLivingRooms tour, are great BECAUSE of the melting pot of cultures, ideas, and innovation that comes from the proud immigrants that call Florida their home. https://t.co/lQi3VCTllt— Mayor Philip Levine (@MayorLevine) January 11, 2018
Gwen Graham: Trump's comments 'sicken me'
We must support Haitian-Americans & make sure they know how important they are to our Florida community and the entire nation. That's why I support the bipartisan ESPERER Act. https://t.co/NlDCDyfra4— Gwen Graham (@GwenGraham) January 11, 2018
Adam Putnam: 'I do not agree with the comments'
"I agree with Governor Scott. If the reports are accurate, I do not agree with the comments made about countries whose people are an important part of our communities today and have made positive contributions to our culture and economy," Putnam said in a statement.
Richard Corcoran: Trump's remarks 'have no place in our public discourse'
In a joint, bipartisan statement with state House leaders, Corcoran said, "If the remarks attributed to President Trump are accurate, they have no place in our public discourse. America's greatness is self-evident, we do not need to tear down other nations. The leadership of the Florida House celebrates our diversity."
A spokesman for Rep. DeSantis did not respond to a request for comment.