A lot has been made about former President Trump’s interview with Tucker Carlson, especially over comments he made about California Governor Gavin Newsom.
“You have a very ambitious guy in California, but he’s done a terrible job with the state,” Trump, who is also a 2024 presidential candidate, said in an interview on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “I used to get along great with him when I was president. Got along really good … Gavin.”
“You got along with Gavin Newsom?” Carlson asked.
“I did. I really did. He was always very nice to me, said the greatest things. He would say things like, ‘He’s doing a great job.’”
“About you?” Carlson said.
“About me, that’s why I could never hit him because he was so nice to me, just laying in wait right?” Trump said. “But he was very nice to me, relatively speaking.”
First of all, it’s not uncommon to have a working relationship with another person, it’s something called mutual respect.
Some conservatives were irked by the clip claiming that the former President didn’t pushback against the governor in 2020 because he said good things about him.
“I’m really disappointed in Trump over his kissing up to Gavin Newsom,” commentator Kurt Schlichter said. “This leftist monster is A-OK because he’s been nice to Trump? Conservative @GovRonDeSantis is awful because he has not been nice lately?”
I’m really disappointed in Trump over his kissing up to Gavin Newsom.
This leftist monster is A-OK because he’s been nice to Trump? Conservative @GovRonDeSantis is awful because he has not been nice lately?
What the hell? Has Trump learned nothing at all?
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 12, 2023
However, some are claiming that the clip originally posted by Town Hall was dishonestly edited.
Why did @townhallcom pull a FAKE NEWS move and dishonestly edit the clip of President Trump talking about Gavin Newsom to leave out the part where he attacked him???
All of the pro-DeSantis influencers claiming that Trump refused to attack Gavin were knowingly lying again.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 12, 2023