California Gov. Gavin Newsom bashed President Trump on “The View” on Monday and declared Lindsey Graham as “an embarrassment.” The talk show was missing regular co-hosts, Meghan McCain and Whoopi Goldberg. CNN pundit Ana Navarro and supermodel Tyra Banks joined the panel in their absences. The segment began with co-host Joy Behar airing a clip of Trump criticizing California’s sanctuary laws during last week’s State of the Union address.
“Does he hate California because he knows that you’re there, and Nancy [Pelosi] is there and [Adam] Schiff? All his enemies are there?” Behar said.
Newsom added that Trump “lost by four-plus million votes” in the Golden State. “We are the most un-Trump state in America. We’re also the most diverse state in America. We’re also prospering across every conceivable difference,” Newsom said. Co-host Sunny Hostin said, “He can’t stand it, diversity is working for California.”
The Democratic Governor boasted his record on challenging #TrumpPolicies and protecting groups attacked by @POTUS & he promised not to abandon his principles.https://t.co/WCrRSUdrbU pic.twitter.com/htibmLgn3R
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“Trump is scared of California,” Newsom said. “I’m not going to turn into Lindsey Graham, I’m going to fight on principle,” Newsom said when asked if an ongoing feud with Trump could backfire. “We’re gonna stand up to a bully. We’re not going to capitulate.”
When Behar asked whether lawmakers such as Graham and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are scared of Trump, Newsom said “[Graham] is an embarrassment. He really is. Mitch McConnell is dangerous, not just an embarrassment.”
Fox News explained that McCain, who is typically a Graham defender, “Was not around to rebut the governor and the liberal panel on hand seemed to agree with Newsom’s every word.”