At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit Kickoff Party on Wednesday evening, Joe Biden drew attention for his remarks about California Governor Gavin Newsom.
Biden attended the APEC Summit in San Francisco and met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping for the first time in a year. In preparation for Xi’s visit, city leaders had worked to rapidly address sanitation issues in the area.
In his speech at the event, Biden spoke highly of Newsom and appeared to invite him to take over as President. This statement caused some surprise among those gathered.
I want to thank him. He’s been one hell of a governor, man.
Matter of fact, he can be anything he wants, he could have the job I’m lookin’ for.
Governor Newsom has firmly maintained that he does not intend to challenge Vice President Biden in the 2024 election; however, many Americans remain unconvinced, and Biden’s remarks did little to allay these doubts.
Oops gramps just said the quiet part out loud
— RestoreSanity2024 (@RestoreSantity) November 16, 2023
Well, there it is fellas
— Willoughby (@parallelprank) November 16, 2023
Maybe that’s what this meeting with Xi was really about Biden stepping down for Newsom
— BigMike (@Michael27075020) November 16, 2023
That’s the plan. Newsom replaces Biden with Xi’s approval of course.
— Spaziani (@SpazianiTales) November 16, 2023
Is this an announcement? Sure sounds like it?
— Gene 1968 (@nelmagene2010) November 16, 2023
Gavin Newsom may be considering taking a shot at the presidency given that polls overwhelmingly show that most Americans, including Democrats, do not want another Biden term.
Last month, Newsom had an opportunity to practice his role as commander-in-chief on a week-long trip he took to both China and Israel.
During this time, he had a photo-op with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and held private conversations with Chinese President Xi Jinping concerning topics such as climate change.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden was seen heading towards Gwen Stefani while she was performing at the event; although it appeared he was about to plant an unwanted kiss on her, he eventually hugged her instead.