Newsom has not been running for president (at least so far), but even right-wingers have been speculating about a possible Democratic substitute for President Joe Biden, who is running for reelection. Voter concerns about Biden’s age and an outlier poll that shows him losing by 10 points to Donald Trump have intensified the speculation.
“Under any circumstances at all — yes or no — will you ever, ever accept the Democratic nomination to run for president in 2024 under any circumstances at all? That’s a yes or no,” Hannity asked Newsom at Wednesday’s Republican debate in California.
Hannity comically kept pressing, despite receiving an “of course not” and a “no!” from Newsom.
Hannity: Under any circumstances?
Newsom: It’s ridiculous. Joe Biden’s our president.
Hannity: Are you calling me ridiculous?
Newsom: He’s gonna win this reelection.