WATCH: Gavin Newsom Praises Trump For His Coronavirus Response

Written by Wes Walker on March 10, 2020

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’ …

…Gavin didn’t just take a pass on joining the dogpile, he affirmatively shut them down.

See for yourself:

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.