President Joe Biden gave rave reviews to his potential understudy California Gov. Gavin Newsom – praising his abilities and saying he has what it takes to do his own job.
‘I want to thank him. He’s been one hell of a governor, man,’ Biden told gathered Asia Pacific leaders, after Newsom warmed up the crowd without without notes and praised his state’s diversity.
‘Matter of fact he can be anything he wants – he could have the job I’m lookin’ for,’ Biden said amid his own reelection campaign.
Newsom has become a top surrogate for Biden’s campaign, and helped him haul in an estimated $3 million at a San Francisco fundraiser Tuesday night.
He was previously mentioned as a potential Biden primary challenger, although the campaign now considers him a valuable asset.
California dreaming: President Biden praised Gov. Gavin Newsom. ‘Matter of fact he can be anything he wants – he could have the job I’m lookin’ for,’ Biden said at an event welcoming APEC dignitaries
Biden, 80, is plowing ahead with his presidential campaign, even as some top Democratic operatives have raised alarm about his poor performance in national polls and some surveys showing him down in swing states and running slightly behind former President Donald Trump, who is battling multiple indictments.
Newsom but some of those skills on display Wednesday evening, looking trim in his suit and smiling while giving a warm welcome to leaders and hailing California as a ‘dream’ and a ‘coming attraction.
His remarks came shortly before Vice President Harris also warmed up the crowd, smiling and running her own political resume, which included stints as District Attorney of San Francisco and Attorney General of the State.
Vice President Kamala Harris also spoke at the event
‘As Vice President, I have traveled to Indo Pacific countries at least four times over the last few years, I have visited American sailors deployed to Japan and American soldiers at the Korean DMZ,’ said Harris.