Gavin Newsom slams Ron DeSantis as a “bully” while donating $100k to his opponent

Gov. Gavin Newsom
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) donated $100,000 to the campaign of the opponent of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), the latest volley in the war between these two governors.

Newsom pledged the money to Rep. Charlie Crist’s (D) campaign, telling reporters that he doesn’t “like bullies.”

“I like Charlie Crist and I don’t like bullies,” Newsom said. “I don’t like people that demean people. I don’t like when people talk down to people.”

Newsom specifically brought up DeSantis’s call for violence against Chief Medical Advisor to the President Dr. Anthony Fauci, when DeSantis said earlier this week at a rally that “Someone needs to grab that little elf and chuck him across the Potomac.” DeSantis, like other conservatives, has been railing against Dr. Fauci for years because the medical advisor advocated masking, social distancing, and vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“To call someone pejorative terms because they’re short – who the hell raised these guys?” Newsom said of DeSantis. “What kind of people are they? I know all of us had to sit there and suck it up and take Trump’s demonization but not everybody has to act like him.”

“I mean, literally, I remember growing up and folks would have their mouths washed out with soap if they talked like this. I got four kids; I don’t want these guys being models.”

“You’re attacking the LGBT community, you’re attacking women, I mean, this guy is so extreme, rape and incest… Ron DeSantis? Talks about freedom? And a young girl who is raped by her father doesn’t have a right to her own body to make her own decision? Spare me, freedom. There’s no freedom, there’s no choice.”

This isn’t the first time Newsom has attacked DeSantis. Newsom attacked DeSantis’s Don’t Say Gay law, comparing it to California’s Brigg’s Initiative from 1978.

“Teachers were under assault, because, God forbid, teachers were homosexual,” Newsom recounted at an Education Commission of the States event in July. “Somehow, people were presupposing they were ‘grooming’ our kids. That was in the 1970s.”

Also in July, Newsom ran an ad trolling the state of Florida, telling them to stand up for their freedom.

“Your Republican leaders: they’re banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms, even criminalizing women and doctors,” Newsom said in the ad.

18 thoughts on “Gavin Newsom slams Ron DeSantis as a “bully” while donating $100k to his opponent

    1. Hello Jeff. I am also. I wish Biden had not announced he was going to run again. Fuck way to suck the air out of the room. The US needs younger democrats that are willing to fight the republicans. Biden could have been the grand father figure who ousted tRump and then retired. He would have gotten praise. Damn that ego drink is strong for these people. They get power and they won’t ever let it go. Hugs

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          1. Hello Nan and Jeff. I cannot find where I thought he really announced, it may have been a false flag put out by the right wing. But here are a few pages showing he plans to do so. If I was mistaken, I apologize, and yes occasionally I get things wrong when I am tired. So thank you for pushing back on what may be a mistake on my part. Maybe I dreamed it. Hugs.




                1. Hello Nan. No problem, I read all of them. None of them say he is running again; they just hint at it. It seems whatever I thought I seen is wrong. Thankfully in my opinion. I am not sure where I got the idea that he had announced but I am glad I am wrong. Hugs

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                2. Hello Nan. He says he keeps trying to get his idea into peoples minds. But everything he is saying is wrong, and found wrong by the constitutional lawyers back in 2020. There simply is no mechanism for installing trump as a president and the only way to remove Biden would be impeachment, and that still doesn’t put trump back in the White House. It is crazy that their followers want their way so badly they are not even willing to listen to the facts of how our system works. It is like little kids throwing a tantrum because they cannot have a pony in an apartment building. I just don’t get this nightmare of needing your wishes fulfilled so badly you need to create alternate realities. Hugs

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      1. Hello Nan. What is becoming very clear to me is everyone of these people that run for these offices think they are the best of the best, to run for president you really have to have an ego chip the size of a mountain on your shoulder. tRump just took it to extreme, but they are all ego maniacs. Heck I think the same of all the senior people in congress or both parties that won’t let younger people take over. Hugs

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    1. Hello Jimmy, I agree. I think he has the chops. Unfortunately he just had the rug pulled out from under him as Biden announced today he is filing to run again. He promised to be a transitional president. That is why he claimed to choose Harris. She is not turning out to be strong enough. But we have all these older senior democratic leaders who are in their late 70s and well into their 80s that just won’t move aside. They think their positions were given to them for life and no one can do what they do. Bullshit. They are being well paid by the wealthiest corporations to stay and make sure progressives don’t get into power that would cut into their profits. Nothing in this country will change until these corporate democrats which Biden is one all retire or die off. Hugs

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      1. Hello Everyone. I just went looking for that announcement and I cannot find it. I may have dreamed it in a nightmare. I am sure I have seen it, but I could have been caught up in a twitter scam by the right wing. Sorry for the misinformation. Biden has not announced he will run again from everything I can find. Hugs


    1. Hello Ali. I like his fire and his progressive attitude. I also like that he understands that bullies are not cool and should be shunned. I love his comment about how people like DeathSantis were raised. What is wrong with these people is something I have asked myself. DeathSantis and the other rabid republicans have no empathy for anyone else. They all want their feelings respected but they don’t care at all for other’s feelings. Hugs

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