These are human lives and there is nothing about this that is a strategy, other than an electoral one," said the former Tallahassee mayor.
"I believe the Democratic nominee, and whoever will become the president, will be the one who's able to cast a bigger, broader more aspirational vision," Gillum said.
"Scott has toed the line between imprudent campaign-trail rhetoric and problematic state action," said U.S. District Court Judge Mark Walker in his ruling. "But he has not crossed the line."
The ruling came just hours before the 3 p.m. deadline for the statewide recount to be finished.
State law requires an automatic machine recount if a vote margin is less than 0.50 percent in a statewide race.
The president also claimed that Broward County was "probably getting ready to do a "number" on him during the 2016 presidential election.
Florida is once again at the center of an election storm as candidates file lawsuits and allege voter fraud while their races head for likely recounts.
The vote share between the two candidates dwindled to just 0.47 percent Thursday afternoon, within the 0.50 percent threshold to require a machine recount by law.
If Gillum wins his election, he'd be "the governor of the third-largest state in the country, he's African American, and he pulled off a significant upset. I think he would be a contender for vice president, at least," said Corey Lewandowski.
"When I won the presidency, at least my side felt pretty good," Obama said during a Miami rally on Friday.
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen subtly backing Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum might be part of his "declaration of independence" from the president.
The Democrats' slight leads come as President Donald Trump and independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont make trips to the Sunshine State to stump for their candidates.
After the president called Gillum a "thief" in a tweet on Monday, Gillum said Trump was "howling because he's weak."
The president was likely referring to a state ethics investigation that Gillum has been entangled in over potentially accepting unreported gifts that were worth more than $100 during trips to New York and Costa Rica in 2016.
Sayoc's tweets included memes with Soros and Gillum that called the candidate a "Soros puppet."
Throughout the candidates' two debates in the past week, DeSantis consistently referred to Gillum as "Andrew." Gillum has referred to DeSantis as either "Mr. DeSantis" or "the congressman."
Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum accused Ron DeSantis in their final debate ahead of the election of having deliberately pursued the vote of racists.
A Secret Service spokesman told Newsweek Wednesday that the agency intercepted explosive devices that were sent to the homes of the Clintons in New York and the Obamas in Washington, D.C.
Text messages reportedly show that, despite past denials by Gillum and his campaign, he accepted tickets during their trip to New York for the Broadway musical play "Hamilton" from an undercover FBI agent.
"These disgusting, abhorrent robocalls represent a continuation of the ugliest, most divisive campaign in Florida's history," the Gillum campaign said in a statement.
The campaign has yet to follow through with further legal action.
Gillum's campaign alleged the 30-second ad, paid for by the Florida GOP and endorsed by DeSantis, is "demonstrably false in numerous respects and has been made with actual malice."
The Fox News host said hard-left Democrats viewed Gillum as "a kind of savior."
Martha MacCallum said it was sad that people had jumped to conclusions about the comment.