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Newsom’s Allegations: Unpacking DeSantis’ Anti-Black Connotations

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Governor Newsom intensified his feud with Governor DeSantis, suggesting racial hints in DeSantis’ conservative policies during a chat with Late Night’s Seth Meyers.

Directly criticizing his Republican opponent, Newsom denounced what he saw as DeSantis’s true intentions. Examining DeSantis’ policy, Newsom said, “It’s not anti-woke; what he means is anti-Black.”

The charged commentary against DeSantis is the latest in a series of verbal volleys exchanged between the two governors. 

Newsom’s appearance on Late Night served as a platform to air his grievances, pointing to DeSantis’ alleged political motivations and the perceived harm caused to marginalized communities.

Newsom, who faced off against DeSantis in a contentious debate last month moderated by Sean Hannity, lamented the encounter, characterizing it as a two-on-one situation. With Meyers in New York City, Newsom found a friendlier space to voice his criticisms, branding DeSantis’ presidential aspirations and policies as divisive and harmful.

DeSantis’ Team’s Silence on Newsom’s Remarks

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Governor Newsom intensified his feud with Governor DeSantis, suggesting racial hints in DeSantis’ conservative policies during a chat with Late Night’s Seth Meyers.

Asserting his stance on holding politicians accountable, Newsom challenged the Republican narrative on contentious issues such as transgender rights, accusing DeSantis of targeting vulnerable communities and minorities.

While dismissing speculations about his presidential ambitions, Newsom emphasized his loyalty to President Joe Biden, affirming that it was an honor to defend Biden’s record during the Hannity debate.

Addressing criticisms about California’s persistent homelessness issue, high-speed rail project costs, and problems in San Francisco, Newsom rebutted claims of doom and gloom, attributing them to political agendas rather than factual representations.

In an apparent call for Democrats to adopt a more assertive approach, Newsom urged his party to take the offensive stance against Republicans, particularly on issues like gun control, emphasizing the need to transcend doubts and anxieties for a more proactive agenda.

The team representing DeSantis refrained from offering an immediate response to Newsom’s direct and sharp comments made during the televised broadcast. 

There was a notable absence of an immediate reaction or reply from DeSantis’ associates or spokespersons to counter or address Newsom’s pointed remarks aired during the broadcast.

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