Gavin Newsom’s surprise presidential announcement has the White House red with rage

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With Biden’s health deteriorating, his own party is starting to speak up. He’s been hit with a shocking ultimatum.

And now Gavin Newsom’s surprise presidential announcement has the White House red with rage.

President Joe Biden should “100%” debate former President Donald Trump in the general election, according to California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

Moderator Kristen Welker of “Meet The Press” probed Newsom on the issue, adding that Trump has stated that he is ready to debate Biden right immediately.

“100%,” Newsom said on the NBC News program, adding, “Pure projection on a guy who refused to debate in his own primary. Back to my point: weakness masquerading as strength.”

He also said Biden “beat Trump” in the previous 2020 presidential debates.

Earlier this month, Trump told radio host Dan Bongino that he wants to face Biden “immediately” for “the good of the country.”

When a reporter asked Biden to respond, the president said, “If I were him, I’d want him to debate me, too. He’s got nothing else to do.”

Biden and Trump are the frontrunners for their respective parties in the 2024 election and are on track for a November 2020 rematch, but they are still in the midst of the primary season.

The Democratic National Committee declined to schedule debates for the primary season, which irritated Biden’s long-shot challengers.

Robert F. Kennedy even defected from the Democrats to run as an independent in protest of how the party was handling the race.

Trump refused to take part in Republican debates, claiming that the American public “knows” him and his past.

He still faces a battle from Nikki Haley, a former South Carolina governor and US ambassador to the United Nations, but he is dominating the contest and won Haley’s home state on Saturday.

The Commission on Presidential Debates has scheduled three presidential debates, the first on September 16 in Texas, and one vice presidential debate on September 25 in Pennsylvania. Nonetheless, some have speculated that there may be no presidential debates.

Newsom is widely regarded as a potential Democratic presidential candidate, and he debated Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis last year while DeSantis was still campaigning for president.

For the time being, Newsom has publicly supported Biden’s re-election effort. During the “Meet The Press” interview, he defended Biden against criticism about his age (81) and capacity to serve a second term.

“It’s because of his age that he’s been so successful,” Newsom said.

Trump made a dig at Newsom during his speech on Saturday at the 2024 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) near Washington, D.C.

“A lot of people think Gavin Newsom is going to run. In a certain way, I hope so,” Trump said. “I hope so. Because he’s destroyed California.”

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