Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks the state’s embattled governor, Gavin Newsom, is in a precarious situation with unhappy constituents in the lead up to next week’s recall election.
“It’s very dangerous for him because you got to take this stuff seriously. For too long, they didn’t take it seriously. But now I think they do take it seriously,” he commented about team Newsom.
He said the disenchantment of Californians is “exactly the same” as it was when former state governor Gray Davis was recalled in 2003, leading Schwarzenegger to replace him.
“There’s a reason why people are angry and they’re not just disappointed. … I drive by homeless people every day when I go to Gold’s Gym and I talk to some of them. They’re angry the way they’ve been pushed around and they’ve been promised things and no delivery,” he noted.
“This is your environment in front of a store that you’re paying taxes for and you’re paying a lot of rent for, this is inexcusable,” the “Terminator” star continued. “Where’s the protection for our business community that it pays its taxes?”
The Democratic party is scrambling to rally behind Newsom prior to the recall election. President Biden is planning to fly in to stump for the governor, and Vice President Kamala Harris will show her support at an event on Wednesday.
Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld thinks that having “the worst vice president in the history of vice presidents” campaign for Newsom is a poor choice.
“Sending Kamala to help Gavin is like asking Charlie Sheen to be your sponsor at AA. This is not a good decision,” the cohost of “The Five” snarked.
He noted that Harris “has the persuasive skills of gout. She’s able to do two things that no person could possibly do: Be invisible and unpopular. Like flatulence. She’s political flatulence.”