Gov. Newsom Should Think Twice Before Visiting Florida Again – Watch
California Gov. Gavin Newsom looks like he is working hard to broaden his reach nationally so that he can be a legitimate contender for the Democratic nomination for president. One of his tactics seems to be sneaking around some red states where there are many former Californians.
The governor recently traveled to Florida, and the reaction he faced there should make his second guess a second trip.
Newsom shared his tired tirade about being worried that children are not receiving “real history” in public schools.
Some believe his true aim with the visit to the sunshine state was to cast some shade on his rival governor, Ron DeSantis.
Newsom posted some photos Wednesday from his trip to Florida, with a book about African women conveniently being shown in the foreground of one of them. He used this comment: “Met with some librarians today while in Florida. They shared with me the rich, diverse background of the town and what’s at stake if we ban our kids from learning our real history.”
This trip was all about Newson’s $10 million campaign to visit the red state to “learn more about the right-wing assaults across the country.”
One might rightfully ask the question as to whether or not California has dealt with its major problems yet.
Some who support Gov. DeSantis pointed to the hypocrisy of it all, and they told Newsom that the thousands of Californians who left the state and came to Florida “ain’t comin’ back.”
“Go home. You’re not getting those U-Hauls back,” former DeSantis spokeswoman Christina Pushaw quipped while later adding that Newsom, “ventured to Florida to hunt down ex Californians who live here now and try to tax us because he realized that pushing so many productive people out of his state has contributed to a budget shortfall. Nice try.”
“The absurdity of clueless Gavin Newsom posing with library books in Florida while the open air sewer previously known as San Francisco descends further into bloody anarchy is veep level dark comedy,” DeSantis strategic comms guy Matt Wolking noted.
“Gavin Newsom, like his in-laws who moved to Florida and donated to Ron DeSantis, prefers Florida over California. Also, Gavin Newsom banned state employees from traveling to Florida,” tweeted conservative commentator RB Pundit.
Met with some librarians today while in Florida.
They shared with me the rich, diverse background of the town and what’s at stake if we ban our kids from learning our real history. pic.twitter.com/FjoLBmCKYX
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) April 5, 2023
California Governor Gavin Newsom is in Sarasota this morning meeting with New College of Florida students and faculty. The college has become the epicenter of the culture wars after FL Gov Ron DeSantis initiated a conservative transformation. pic.twitter.com/rbZ7rOhclh
— Zac Anderson (@zacjanderson) April 5, 2023
Ron DeSantis speaking in California / Gavin Newsom speaking in Florida pic.twitter.com/Cv0bT39b5L
— Brendon Leslie (@BrendonLeslie) April 5, 2023