A reporter gave Gavin Newsom a perfect softball ‘gotcha’ question with which to club Trump — but he didn’t take the bait.
Considering the sometimes bitter rivalry between the two men, that in itself is surprising. Even MORE surprising is what he said in praise of the President.
Trump had made a statement about Americans waiting offshore on a boat that the media was getting ready to ‘pounce’ with. And why wouldn’t they? The ‘news’ media have long since stopped pretending to be impartial reporters of events and have been active drivers of opinion and shapers of narrative.
The media have their favorites, and they don’t care who knows it. (Just ask Bernie Sanders who was useful for a little while, but will be promptly discarded now that the establishment has coalesced behind Biden.)
Given a chance to kneecap Trump over what media have been itching to call ‘Trump’s Katrina’ …
2020: Coronavirus “may be Donald Trump's Katrina.”
2018: “The forced separation of families is Trump's 'Katrina moment.’”
2018: “Trump’s Katrina Moment.”
2017: “Hurricane Maria is Trump’s Hurricane Katrina.”
2017: “Could Harvey be Trump's Katrina?”https://t.co/kTlZNLwXMS
— ?'? ? ??????? ???? (@BecketAdams) March 10, 2020
…Gavin didn’t just take a pass on joining the dogpile, he affirmatively shut them down.
See for yourself:
Gavin Newsom issues an astoundingly glowing endorsement of Trump and Pence's handling of coronavirus and cruise ship response.
"We had a very long conversation, and every single he said they followed through on."
Have the rest of the Dems not seen this?
— Rising serpent (@rising_serpent) March 10, 2020
We don’t normally hold up a lot of hope for hard-left woke politicians to lay down their political ax to grind in support of the greater good, but credit where it’s due… Newsome stepped up.
Gavin spoke in favorable terms about what Trump has been doing to uphold his promise to do everything within his power to help the Californians in harm’s way.