Biden calls Larry Elder ‘a clone of Donald Trump’
President Biden visited California Monday to rally support for California Governor Gavin Newsom, who is facing a recall election. Should Californians vote to recall him, the result will be Republican candidate Larry Elder in the governor’s seat. Biden and his Vice President Harris appeared at Newsom’s rally to speak to Californians.
“Well, this year, this year, the leading Republican running for governor is the closest thing to a Trump clone that I have ever seen in your state,” Biden told the crowd. “No, I really mean it. And he’s leading the other team. He’s a clone of Donald Trump.”
Therefore, Biden went on, Californians should not put in him charge. “Can you imagine him being governor of this state? You can’t let that happen. There is too much at stake,” Biden said. “And here’s why it’s so important for you all to vote no on the recall. First, voting no will be protecting California from Trump Republicans trying to block us from beating this pandemic. COVID-19, Gavin Newsom has had the courage to lead, stand up for science, for the very thing he’s been one of the leading governors in the nation, protecting people and vaccinating people in his state. Meanwhile, meanwhile, we see something else in parts of America.”
However, Biden seemed to also have ulterior motives. He told the California crowd the recall election results are “going to reverberate around the nation.” Lately, Biden has polled poorly nationwide, leaving the door open for a Republican to take his spot. Even when he arrived in California, many booed him. College stadiums around the nation have begun chanting “f*** Joe Biden.” So Biden likely meant that one Democrat losing could lead to more in the future.
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