Instead, he said, the president's fulfillment of a key campaign promise demonstrates his ability to be a good model.
"Every president for 25 years promised that during the election process," said Trump by moving the US embassy to Israel to Jerusalem. "Once in the office, they did not, Donald Trump promised and followed you, and so did me, when you give your word and follow it as an elected official, this it is the model we should do. "
"He was right to move the embassy to Jerusalem … for me, that was a real leadership," he told Tapper.
Gillum, who asked for Trump's impeachment, seemed to be amused by the question.
"I'm confused by the question," he told Tapper with a puzzled face.
"The question was whether or not he thought President Trump is a good model for Florida children."
"Oh, that's what I thought, I was originally confused," he said, laughing along with members of the audience.
"So no, it's not, Donald Trump is weak and he performs like all weak people do," Gillum said. "They become bullies and Mr. DeSantis is his acolyte, he's trying to become Trump's apprentice."
Gillum said that if he had been elected, his views on the President would have had no impact on the decision to accept federal funds for the state.
DeSantis also said that he would work with Trump if he had been elected.
"I will not be involved in the food war in Washington anymore … I was there, done, I got my shirt," he said. "But I think I will be in a better position to advance Florida's priorities because I have a productive relationship with the administration".