Jeff Greene, Philip Levine spar over who is too cuddly with Donald Trump
Democratic gubernatorial candidates Jeff Greene and Philip Levine exchanged blows over the airwaves with attacks challenging, among other things, friendly remarks both men have made about President Donald Trump.
Greene, a Palm Beach billionaire, pushed back on accusations by Levine that he’s too comfy with Trump. Instead he released a new ad suggesting the Miami Beach mayor was the one kissing up to the unpopular president.
Greene’s campaign on Saturday started playing statewide the included video of the remarks that repeatedly used a clip of Levine from a Fox News Radio interview in mid-2017, six months into the Trump administration. “So far the President has done a very good job,” Levine is seen saying again and again, as a narrator notes unpopular moments of Trump’s presidency.
For the record, Levine’s camp says that isolated quote is taken out of context, and that Levine only said the president had done well during a particular trip to Warsaw.
The Greene attack came the same day a new statewide television ad from the Greene campaign attacked Levine for “turning Biscayne Bay into a cesspool” with the city sewer system.