California Leaders React to Biden and Trump’s First Face Off

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President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden had their first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday night. Chris Wallace, the moderator of the evening had trouble stopping both participants, mostly President Donald trump, from interrupting and following debate guidelines explained at the beginning of the event.

Despite his ongoing relationship with President Trump, Governor Gavin Newsom tweeted in support of presidential nominee Joe Biden. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff retweeted Newsom’s tweet below.

In addition, Newsom commented on Trump’s disbelief of climate change.

“Big problems demand bold solutions. We’re in the midst of a climate crisis. We’re not waiting around for the federal government. So yes, by 2035 every new car sold in CA will be an emission free vehicle. It’s simple–cars shouldn’t give our kids asthma or make wildfires worse.” Tweeted Newsom.

Vice President nominee and Oakland native Kamala Harris reminded people of the importance of voting.

Matt Haney, San Francisco D6 Supervisor voiced his opinion of the debate.

Haney also tweeted a video of President Trump’s response to his infamous tax returns and the New York Times most recent claim that Trump only paid $750 in taxes.


San José Mayor Sam Liccardo retweeted his media contact, Chloe Meyere, stating, “Idea for the next debate: off buttons for mics” in response to President Trump’s repeated interruptions even after moderator Chris Wallace asked him to wait his turn.

Liccardo also retweeted the 28th Mayor of Long Beach City, Robert Garcia, “Listening to our President downplay this pandemic which killed both my parents is…infuriating.”

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has yet to comment on tonight’s debate.

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