ABC News host Jonathan Karl stopped California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday after he claimed that President Joe Biden had “the best three-year record of any modern American presidency.”
Newsom said he was working to “lift up the issues, the successes — the extraordinary successes of the last three years, the Biden-Harris administration, and then we drive contrast.”
“It’s not even a complicated campaign. We have the receipts,” he said. “We have the best three-year record of any modern American presidency, period, full stop. And you look at the issue, issue by issue, they poll overwhelmingly, the American people support what Biden has done.”
“Except for the big thing, approval,” Karl responded. “Biden’s approval is historically low. Why is that?”
Newsom dodged answering the question except to say it’s “been hard, globally, the last six, seven years.”
“The economic strategy, as this president’s put together, were all things Republicans dreamt of, but never delivered,” he added. “He’s delivered.”
When Karl asked about the historic border crisis that has unfolded under the Biden administration and what should happen to the millions of illegal aliens that have flooded into the U.S., Newsom again dodged giving specifics and blamed Republicans.
“Well, I think you have to deal with the cards that are dealt. You’ve got to deal with the reality on the ground. And you have to have a comprehensive conversation around this, across the spectrum, the push and the pull,” he said.
“And that’s around the fundamental issue, immigration reform. It’s not just border security. The president put out a comprehensive strategy, a pathway to citizenship along with lines of their former hero, Ronald Reagan, to address the reality on the ground.”
“That’s what the president of the United States has put up in front of Congress,” he continued.
“And they refuse to act. They’re just promoting an agenda to disrupt and find a crowbar to put in the spokes of the wheels of the Biden administration to disrupt any progress on this because they don’t want progress, period.”