During a recent debate with Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida revealed that Newsom’s wife abruptly ended the event after it had exceeded the scheduled 90 minutes.
DeSantis also criticized Newsom’s potential candidacy, suggesting that the Democrats may prefer a younger candidate and highlighting the challenges associated with Newsom’s ties to Biden and California’s issues.
Additionally, DeSantis emphasized the potential political baggage Newsom would carry in an election. (Trending: LeBron James Shares Gun Advice For Americans)
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“I guess we had already gone over the allotted ninety minutes, but it was fun and that was pretty shortly after I get the San Francisco poop map and showed that at everybody, and so that obviously was not a good moment for him, and so then we go to commercial break and then there was a woman that came out and she said, ‘hard stop, hard stop, it’s over, it’s over,’” said DeSantis.
“I didn’t necessarily know who it was at the time, but then come to find out that it was his wife, that they didn’t want to continue with the debate,” he continued.
Adding, “So, I was one hundred percent willing to continue with the debate, they didn’t want to do it.”
“They’re likely not going to run Biden if it doesn’t look good for Biden, Newsom was kind of the guy waiting in the wings,” DeSantis said.
“I’m not sure after the debate that that’s someone that there they may want to go with, but they’re gonna go with somebody that’s gonna be younger and we just gotta be prepared for that, as Republicans. I’ve always said that the problem with the Democrats is whoever runs… Newsom had to hug Biden.”
“Both Sean and I made him hug Biden, he said Biden gets an A-plus, great economy all that,” DeSantis continued.
“We all know that’s not true, but if he would be the candidate, he would own all of Biden’s policy, then he would have to own San Francisco and Los Angeles and California and the exodus. So in that respect, that’s a lot of baggage to be able to take into an election season.”