Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn responds to Trump's "Venom and Vitriol tour" coming to town

Buck don't give a f***.

click to enlarge Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn. - Todd Bates
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Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn.

As we pointed out last week, 45 is in town. Don Sr.'s stops at the fairgrounds and Tampa Bay Technical high school mark his first public appearance in Tampa as president, and his base is excited to hear the prez stump for Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis. That family member you love to argue with was probably out there waiting in the rain among a very diverse population, and your liberal relative is probably still out there voicing displeasure, too.

Another, more public, person not so happy about seeing the former Apprentice host in town? Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, who took a page from our Tweeter-In-Chief by firing off a social media diss of his own (fewer typos in Buckaroo's post though).

"The Venom and Vitriol tour comes to the Fairgrounds today," wrote Buckhorn, who is a Democrat. "In our city, we value the contributions of everybody regardless of who you love or the God you worship and honor our the foundation built by our immigrant forefathers. America is stronger when we inspire, not demonize."

We'll keep an eye out for the DJT clapback, but it looks like the internet is already doing what it was built to do. Have a look at the interaction below.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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