Is anyone surprised by this?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has partnered with CNN and gave the network an “exclusive first look” at a political ad he’s running on Fox in Florida on July 4th that bashes Gov. Ron DeSantis and encourages — get this — Floridians to move to California:

“Freedom is under attack in your state,” Newsom tells Floridians:

Newsom also told CNN’s Edward-Isaac Dovere that “we’re as different as daylight and darkness”:

Here’s the ad that CNN’s Christopher Cadelago called “a very expensive troll of Ron DeSantis“:


“It’s Independence Day. So let’s talk about what’s going on in America. Freedom, it’s under attack in your state. The Republican leaders, they’re banning books, making it harder to vote, restricting speech in classrooms, even criminalizing women and doctors. I urge all of you living in Florida to join the fight or join us in California. Where we still believe in freedom. Freedom of speech, freedom to choose, freedom from hate and the freedom to love. Don’t let them take your freedom.”

Does anyone believe that he’s not running for president?

CNN didn’t say who the spox was that gave this response, but it’s straight-up 🔥🔥🔥🔥:


Editor’s note: We’ve corrected a typo. 


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