California Governor Gavin Newsom was hoping to boost his status on the Left by attacking Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
But DeSantis turned the tables on Newsom.
And what Ron DeSantis said about Gavin Newsom’s hair will make you burst out laughing.
Gavin Newsom recently told a reporter that he is “undeniably, unequivocally” planning to run for President in 2024 if Joe Biden decides not to seek a second term.
Since Ron DeSantis is the most popular elected Republican official in the country, Gavin Newsom has been attacking the Florida Governor in an effort to increase his national standing in the Democrat Party.
Newsom began his assault when he dropped $105,000 on Independence Day to run a TV ad in Florida attacking Ron DeSantis for his pro-freedom pandemic policies.
After Charlie Crist won the Democrat Primary, Newsom pledged to donate $100,000 to help him defeat Ron DeSantis in November.
And when Ron DeSantis sent two planes full of illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard last week, Newsom sent an official letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland asking him to investigate the Florida Governor for “kidnapping.”
During a press conference on Friday, DeSantis responded to Newsom asking the Justice Department to potentially lock him up on kidnapping charges for flying 50 illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard.
“The Governor of California sent a letter to the Department of Justice saying ‘you need to prosecute Texas and Florida Governors,’” DeSantis began.
“All I can say about that is I think his hair gel is interfering with his brain function,” DeSantis quipped.
“I think his hair gel is interfering with his brain function.” pic.twitter.com/1KEJRC0O3c
— Brendon Leslie (@BrendonLeslie) September 16, 2022
Newsom clearly got wind of DeSantis’ hair gel comment.
And in a post on Twitter, he made himself look weak by challenging DeSantis to a debate and promising to bring his hair gel.
“Hey @GovRonDeSantis, clearly you’re struggling, distracted, and busy playing politics with people’s lives,” Newsom wrote on Twitter in response to DeSantis’ hair gel comment. “Since you have only one overriding need — attention — let’s take this up & debate. I’ll bring my hair gel. You bring your hairspray. Name the time before Election Day.”
Hey @GovRonDeSantis, clearly you're struggling, distracted, and busy playing politics with people’s lives. Since you have only one overriding need — attention –let's take this up & debate. I’ll bring my hair gel. You bring your hairspray. Name the time before Election Day. @CNN https://t.co/vTJHQxfArW
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 16, 2022
But once again, Newsom’s attempt to get DeSantis backfired.
Bob Brigham is a former staffer for Governor Newsom who currently serves as the Senior Editor of the left-wing site Raw Story.
“One of the fundamental rules of politics is that the only person who demands debates is the person losing the argument,” Bob Brigham wrote, pointing out how Newsom made himself appear weak by challenging DeSantis to a debate.
Pollster and left-wing political analyst Nate Silver also ripped Newsom, calling him “attention-starved” for “trying to run a 2024 Presidential campaign while dozens of his colleagues are in tight Midterm races.”
Democrats have spent two years attacking Ron DeSantis.
Despite their constant attacks, DeSantis is more popular than ever before.
But California Governor Gavin Newsom has a case of “DeSantis Derangement Syndrome.”
And he will likely continue to embarrass himself by trying to score cheap political points through attacking DeSantis.
DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.