Newsom on Trump’s Twitter Battle: ‘He Knows Exactly What He’s Trying to Do’

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is stressing the importance of responding accordingly when it comes to President Donald Trump’s war on mail-in voting and social media fact-checking.

During an appearance on “The View” Friday, Newsom was asked if he thinks Twitter should fact-check the president.

The governor recalled how the debacle started as he noted Trump’s initial accusation targeting him for the state’s ballot applications.

“It was a tweet attacking me and falsely claiming. It’s not even controversial because it’s flagrantly untrue that we have sent out ballots to every living Californian regardless of how they got here,” Newsom said. “That’s just untrue. So it was an easy one to fact check.”

While he did acknowledge the difference in how privatized companies are operated, he did agree that it is a “slippery slope.”

“But I agree. Look, you get down that slippery slope. It was inevitable how the president would respond to that. This is a fight he wants, not only with Twitter but a fight on mail-in ballots.”

Newsom added, “And in so many ways, we’re perfect sheep in terms of how we react oftentimes to what the president is trying to do.”

See Newsom’s remarks below:

Newsom went on to suggest Trump’s tactics are part of his political agenda to deflect from the actual problems plaguing the United States.

“He knows exactly what he’s trying to do. It’s a reason he’s President of the United States and its a deflecting tool,” he said. “But its also a mobilizing tool for his base.”

The California governor also stressed the importance of caution going forward, saying, “So we have to walk through this next process of how we respond with eyes wide open and that in mind.”

As the coronavirus death toll surpassed 100,000, the president momentarily acknowledged the fallen as he and administration trained their focus on various other political issues.

Over the last several days, the president has focused on the following: China, the World Health Organization, re-election concerns, Obamagate, mail-in voting, the fact-check battle with Twitter, verbal attacks on female Democratic leaders, networks approval polls, criticism of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s mask-wearing, tweets about MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, and the recent Minneapolis protests.

Many of Trump’s latest tweets have garnered lots of attention from social media and the press. Despite the ongoing pandemic, the public health risk is why House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is advocating for mass mail-in voting, which has evolved into a politicized issue.

Responses

  1. “It was a tweet attacking me and falsely claiming. It’s not even controversial because it’s flagrantly untrue that we have sent out ballots to every living Californian regardless of how they got here,” Newsom said. “That’s just untrue. So it was an easy one to fact check.”
    You lying sack of Devilcratic crap. I have read that hundreds of ballots have been sent to the same house, and it was empty. I have read about Democrats voting in one state, and then another and the pollsters allowing it because they were Devilcrats. I know your fellow Devilcrats will do anything, including tanking a robust economy, to try and under mind the President. You and your souless group of evil politicians have been at this for years. You have ramped it up recently with the impeachment and then the COVID. Basically putting under house arrest all able bodied people who should be out working and saving the economy. You have quarantined the healthy. And when this is over, after you have located and given illegal immigrants their ‘stimulus package checks’ you will ask us, Americans, to pay for it. How? I’m not sure. But I know you will think of something. Property taxes raised so much we will be forced to leave our homes. Pretty soon, no one left in California except the very rich and the very poor. In other words, Socialism. You bag of flaming dog excrement.

    1. I absolutely love “You lying sack of Devilcratic crap!” Perfect, perfect, perfect. And if you don’t mind, I’m going to quote you on that! 🙂

    2. You said it, Friend, I agree 100%, these democrats need to be REMOVED from this countries high offices until they learn how to NOT cheap, manipulate, LIE, and subjugate WE the AMERICAN PEOPLE!!!

  2. Bla bla bla bla bla. Californication is a corrupt he’ll hole

  3. Newsom is right. I could write a long essay on the evils of this man/child called Trump (and why he is bedeviled by these evils).

    1. So, what you are saying, is you are as stupid as Newsom?

      1. They’re all birds of a feather, Friend — and they fly in “lock wing.”

  4. Trump fears a large turnout of voters. He’s not capable of winning the popular vote.

    1. Popular vote does not necessarily win the Presidency. So your statement is dumb

    2. He is if illegals aren’t allowed to vote.

    3. Keep living in that fairy tale bubble with the rest of the wishful thinking liberals, Centrist! 🙂

  5. Is that what you call the rioting and looting going on in Minneapolis “Protests??”
    I call it, and the animals participating something else…………

    1. Great question, Bruce, and I guarantee no liberal will ever provide you with an answer. Any sane person would call it “something else.” And President Trump is right — many of them are indeed, thugs — defined as “a violent person; criminal.” What they’re doing is both violent and criminal, so why would Twitter have a problem with the truth?? And we need to start seeing some arrests among them!!

      1. is that any different than donny reacharound stealing our tax dollars to give to his thieving thug friends with no oversight, you just grab your daughter by their crotch, what are they gonna do

  6. As of 4 p.m. today 5/29/20 America is fast approaching 104,000 dead from and 1,800, 000 infected by the Covid-19 virus.

      1. I think it’s a little something called “deflection.” And as you know, the liberals are experts at it, always hollering, “but look over here.”

    1. Or about .05% which is about what the flu season brings. And, by the way, the numbers are wrong because they CDC is basically saying anyone dying right now is from COVID, which is untrue. The media is behind this, the Devilcrats are behind this. They don’t know or want to know the truth. And you’re buying it. Pity.

    2. Not if they are counted honestly. There would be many fewer. However johnny the dipshit, we are at over 61 million babies murdered by your party and counting. How about that stat dipshit.

  7. If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences.

    Any definition of a situation would influence the present.

    Thomas, 1928

    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_theorem

  8. As of today 5/29/20 over 101,600 Americans have died and over 1,700,000 have been infected by the Covid-19 virus .
    Both numbers continue to climb daily with over 1,000 dying and 3,500 getting infected every 24 hours.

      1. donny bankrupt is riding on obama’s coattails, push, push into georgie bush almost bankrupt america, donny bankrupt will bankrupt america. he’s a very very very smart bankrupteer that’s the plan, no social security, no medicare. MABA make america bankrupt again.

    1. You know what, John? So what? It seems we’re only supposed to “grieve” for deaths caused by this “panicdemic.” Well, I have news for you. There are millions of others who are dying and near death from illnesses and diseases totally unrelated to it. What about them? I’ve had a dear cousin, and father of a good friend die from totally unrelated causes, and another lifetime friend who is near death from a totally unrelated cause. So perhaps you can forgive me for not caring about the play-by-play virus numbers 24/7, while I grieve for MY loved ones. 😟

        1. Typical communist response. Communists. like johnny the dipshit, do NOT care about who dies. They only care about how they can use it politically to gain control and power over America. “NEVER LET A GOOD CRISIS GO TO WASTE” is their motto.

    2. Not if they are counted honestly. There would be many fewer. However johnny the dipshit, we are at over 61 million babies murdered by your party and counting. How about that stat dipshit.

    3. How sure are we that this number is NOT inflated? We are not, that’s the problem…

      1. Mary has been confused by gaslighters.

        The problem is not that the number is inflated, Mary. The problem is that we can’t do enough testing and tracking to know what the real number is. It is very likely to be MUCH higher because of our incompetent lack of testing.

      2. If anything the numbers are DEFLATED Mary.

        Several of trumpuke’s ass kissing governors are refusing to release their state’s numbers.

        Those who died at home or got sick and recovered without treatment are not included.

        Of course, since you’ re a trumpukelican fooI living with your head permanently lodged in your rectum I do not expect you to accept what I have written.

        Newsflash ! I do not care.

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