Thursday, April 13, 2023

Trump takes heat from right for saying he didn't 'hit' Newsom because Calif gov said nice things about him
Trump said Newsom was 'very nice to me, relatively speaking'
Adam Shaw | Fox News 

Former President Donald Trump is receiving criticism from some on the right in the wake of comments he made in which he said he "could never hit" California Gov. Gavin Newsom because the liberal Democrat was "so nice to me."

"You have a very ambitious guy in California, but he’s done a terrible job with the state," Trump, who is also a 2024 presidential candidate, said in an interview on Fox News’ "Tucker Carlson Tonight." "I used to get along great with him when I was president. Got along really good ... Gavin."

"You got along with Gavin Newsom?" Carlson asked.

"I did. I really did. He was always very nice to me, said the greatest things. He would say things like, ‘He's doing a great job.’"

"About you?" Carlson said.

"About me, that's why I could never hit him because he was so nice to me, just laying in wait right?" Trump said. "But he was very nice to me, relatively speaking." Read more, see tweets and videos here.

Ex-White House Official: FBI Ignored Joe Biden’s Role in Shady Ukraine Business Dealings
Sarah Arnold / Townhall Tipsheet
The FBI reportedly ignored a hotline tip from a former White House aide about President Joe Biden's role in Ukraine business dealings. 

In February, former Obama White House stenographer Mike McCormick submitted a tip to the FBI saying he had exclusive information that the Biden family was involved in foreign business dealings. However, the FBI ignored it. 

Then-Vice President Biden traveled to Ukraine to boost the country's energy industry days after his son Hunter Biden joined the board of natural gas company Burisma in 2014. 

"Joe Biden committed crimes in Ukraine in a conspiracy with [current national security adviser] Jake Sullivan," McCormick told the New York Post. "I'm a witness to that happening."

On April 21, 2014, McCormick said that he was with Sullivan in the press cabin of Air Force Two as they made their way to Kyiv, as he summarized how the country's wealth would help corrupt Ukraine build up its gas industry.