Gavin Newsom dodges when asked about running for president

 June 11, 2023

During an interview which is set to air on Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom stressed his close relationship with President Joe Biden, boasting that the two even talk when Biden is out of the country.

Yet as Breitbart noted, the governor was far less forthcoming when asked about his own presidential ambitions. 

"I’ve talked to him when he’s been overseas"

"I have conversations with him all the time, yes," Newsom was quoted as saying after Fox News host Sean Hannity asked if he thought the president is "cognitively strong enough" to hold office.

"I’ve talked to him when he’s been overseas. I’ve been in Air Force One, Marine One. I’ve been in the limo with him, I’ve spent time with him," Newsom insisted.

However, Newsom dodged when Hannity inquired as to "how many times does your phone ping a day with people saying, you need to get in this race because they agree with me that he’s not up to the job?"

Newsom has been focusing on national issues

Despite his public support for Biden, Newsom has often engaged in the sort of behavior that one would expect from a Democratic primary candidate.

The latest example came last week when Newsom put out a tweet in which he called for a constitutional amendment to limit gun rights.

It would include raising the minimum age for all firearm purchases to 21, outlawing private gun transfers by implementing a universal background check system, and imposing "a reasonable waiting period for gun purchases."

Finally, Newsom wishes to ban "the civilian purchase of assault weapons," a term for which he provides no formal definition.

Newsom calls Ron DeSantis a "small, pathetic man"

What's more, the California Democrat has also been regularly lashing out against Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

He recently called DeSantis a "small, pathetic man" and alleged that DeSantis' policy of flying illegal migrants out of state amounts to "kidnapping."

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