You might want to open a window, cause it looks like hell just froze over.
Gavin Newsom is actually defending Trump. On CNN.
This is unfounded people!
The California governor actually refused to take Jake Tapper’s bait to smear Trump and instead stated that the president is meeting the state’s every need for fighting the virus:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he’d by “lying” if he did not credit President Trump for adequately handling the coronavirus pandemic.
During an interview with CNN on Wednesday, network anchor Jake Tapper asked if Newsom felt pressured to compliment the Trump administration to receive federal assistance to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
“Do you find yourself, by necessity, tempering what you say in terms of any issues you might have with the federal response?” Tapper asked, to which Newsom said he wants to avoid partisanship during a crisis.
“Let me just be candid with you. I’d be lying to you to say that he hasn’t been responsive to our needs. He has. And so, as a question, as a sort of an offer of objectivity, I have to acknowledge that publicly,” Newsom said.
“The fact is, every time I’ve called the president, he’s quickly gotten on the line,” he said, noting several actions the administration has taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in his state. [Washington Examiner]
Watch the video:
Calif. Gov. @GavinNewsom: “Let me just be candid with you. I’d be lying to you to say that [Trump] hasn’t been responsive to our needs. He has. And so, as a question, as a sort of an offer of objectivity, I have to acknowledge that publicly.” pic.twitter.com/GLWGuACz7a
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 1, 2020
Well, this is surprising, but quite frankly nice to see.
It’s refreshing to see someone like Newsom set politics aside and praise Trump for doing an outstanding job handling COVID-19.
Although, what’s most surprising is that CNN didn’t cut Newsom’s feed during this.