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Governors Clash in Epic Debate Showdown: Newsom Slams DeSantis’ ‘Joke’ Counteroffer!

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California Governor Gavin Newsom’s team didn’t hold back in expressing their thoughts on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ counteroffer for a debate. Newsom’s spokesperson, Nathan Click, labeled the proposal as a “joke” and accused DeSantis of trying to conceal his insecurity and ineptitude.

Click stated, “What a joke! DeSantis’ counterproposal is littered with crutches to hide his insecurity and ineptitude — swapping opening statements with a hype video, cutting down the time he needs to be on stage, adding cheat notes and a cheering section.”

The tensions between the two governors have been rising, with Newsom repeatedly challenging DeSantis to a debate. Both leaders are seen as potential future candidates for their respective parties, adding to the significance of this potential debate.

Newsom had suggested Fox News host Sean Hannity as a moderator for the debate, to which DeSantis agreed, saying, “Absolutely. I’m game, let’s get it done. Just tell me when and where.”

However, when Newsom’s team sent out their proposal for the debate, the response from DeSantis’ team was their own counterproposal. They suggested that each candidate provide a two-minute video to present their governing philosophy instead of traditional opening remarks. They also preferred a live audience setting, unlike an empty room.

Despite their differences, there were some points of agreement between the two proposals. Both sides favored a 90-minute debate with equal time distribution between DeSantis and Newsom. Additionally, the proposed dates and locations seemed to align, with both including Georgia and November 8 in their suggestions.

As of now, there has been no response from DeSantis’ office regarding the matter. The debate remains a subject of interest for both supporters and those eager to witness a face-off between the potential presidential candidates.

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