Gov. Newsom Offended by Gov. DeSantis’ Remarks
Thursday night’s highly anticipated debate between California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Fox News’ “Hannity” was filled with fireworks and heated exchanges as the two politicians sparred over their records and policies.
As soon as the debate began, the tension between the two governors was evident. DeSantis wasted no time in attacking Newsom’s handling of crime in California, claiming that Los Angeles has “collapsed” under his leadership. Newsom responded by declaring this statement as “insulting” and questioned DeSantis’ integrity as a potential presidential candidate.
The two continued to clash on various topics, including tax policy and the COVID-19 pandemic response. But things became particularly heated when the conversation turned to parental rights in education. Newsom accused DeSantis of demeaning and humiliating people who disagree with him, and criticized his record on LGBTQ rights.
Newsom expressed his disdain for DeSantis’ attacks on the trans community and the LGBTQ community in general, stating that these actions are not in line with the values of California or the majority of Americans. He further criticized DeSantis for his stance on books with sexual content being removed or restricted in Florida schools, stating that these books are not harmful and that attacking these minority groups is “part of the Ron DeSantis brand.”
Gavin Newsom said he was insulted & offended by Ron DeSantis’ during Thursday’s debate on “Hannity”. Poor Nana! 😭. Well, @GavinNewsom, if you didn’t create & support policies that resulted in poop-filled, crime-filled cities, then @RonDeSantis wouldn’t have brought it up.
— David Burke 🇺🇸 🇮🇱 (@ConservativeTht) December 2, 2023
But the most memorable moment of the debate came when DeSantis mispronounced Vice President Kamala Harris’ name, referring to her as “Kamala” instead of “Kamala.” Newsom was quick to correct him, saying “it’s Kamala Harris, madame vice president to you, Kamala Harris. Stop insulting.” This exchange highlighted the ongoing political tension between the two parties and served as a reminder of the divisive nature of today’s politics.
Throughout the debate, Newsom repeatedly expressed his disdain for DeSantis’ actions and policies, calling him a “bully” and accusing him of intimidating and humiliating people. He also defended his state’s values and the importance of inclusion and acceptance, particularly when it comes to the LGBTQ community and children undergoing gender reassignment procedures.
In response, DeSantis stood by his policies and actions and defended his record on crime and education. He also took jabs at California’s high taxes and criticized Newsom’s leadership during the pandemic.
At the end of the debate, it was clear that there was no love lost between these two governors. The back-and-forth exchanges and personal attacks showcased the deep political divide between the two parties and highlighted the urgent need for unity and civil discourse in today’s political climate.
As for the outcome of the debate, it is up to the viewers to decide who came out on top. But one thing is for sure, the rivalry between Newsom and DeSantis is far from over, and it will be interesting to see how their paths cross in the future.