President Byden embraced Governor Gavin Newsom’s dependable political tactics in this week’s recall during his trip to California on Monday — Donald Trump, right-wing talk radio host Larry Elder, a leading Republican candidate. I tied it to Trump.
“Last year I was playing against the real Donald Trump,” Biden said at a rally at Long Beach, holding his hand over a blue blazer and Tyres dress shirt to outline the cross. “Well, this year’s leading Republican governor candidate is the closest I’ve ever seen in a Trump clone in your state.”
At the beginning of Mr. Biden’s term, when his approval rate was high, he struggled not to even tweet his predecessor’s name and comically called him a “former man.” But now, after a slide of public approval following a messy withdrawal from Afghanistan, the president has returned to an unpainted anti-Trump message that helped elect him in 2020.
This is the message that Democratic parliamentary candidates are expected to hit in the interim period of 2022. So it’s all the flaws that stand between Trump’s return and his acolyte.
“He’s a clone of Donald Trump,” Biden said of Elder. “Can you imagine him being the governor of this state? You can’t make it happen.”
It didn’t take long for Mr. Trump to ring the chime. He issued a statement on Tuesday criticizing Mr. Newsom’s water management policy and returning to a familiar theme. Elections are fraudulent.
But at the same time, he predicted Newsom’s victory.
“People are unaware that in 2020, they got 1.5 million more votes than in 2016, despite fraudulent voting in California (I call this a’swarming ballot’). “Trump said. “But the place is so steep that the guy I can’t even bring water to a federal-approved state (that’s the hard part) will probably win.”