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NBC News anchor Kristen Welker on Sunday pressed Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., on whether it was responsible for the Democratic Party to run for President Biden despite voter concerns about his age.

After Newsom criticized former President Trump and added that Democrats were not underestimating the strength of the GOP front-runner, Welker mentioned that “76% of voters say they have real concerns about President Biden’s ability to serve a second term.” “.

“Do you think it’s responsible for Democrats to put you at the top of the list, given those concerns?” she asked.

Newsom confidently said during his media appearance that he reveres Biden’s record and called it a “master class.”

Governor Gavin Newsom

Governor Gavin Newsom joined NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, February 25, 2024. (Screenshot/NBC)


“I mean, what he’s done in three years has been a master class. About 15 million jobs, that’s eight times more than the last three Republican presidents combined. The economy is booming, inflation is cooling “It’s 0.6% more than that. In the summer of 2020 it was only 3.1%,” he said.

He told Welker to “wait a second” before continuing to praise the president. “We have American manufacturing coming home, all thanks to Biden’s wisdom, his temperance, his ability to lead in a bipartisan way, which is an underrepresented point,” he continued.

Welker responded, noting that voters were not complaining about his record.

“They’re talking about concerns about your ability to defeat Trump, who you’ve called a lightning bolt, a threat, essentially to democracy. We’ve heard many of your allies say publicly and privately, ‘He’s strong, he’s in command.’ “It’s compelling. Do you need to do more to prove it?” Welker said.

Biden speaks at county conference

President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference, Monday, Feb. 12, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


Newsom argued that Biden was doing everything he needed to do and said the president had been successful because of his age.

“So, no, from my humble perspective, not only have the last three years been extraordinary, but, as you know, I’ve been on the campaign trail. I was just in California. I’ve seen it up close, I’ve seen it from afar. But here’s my point: It’s because of your age that you’ve been so successful. It’s because of the wisdom and character you’ve developed over the years,” he said, listing the names of laws passed under the Biden administration. “So the opportunity to express for four more years that is a gift to the American people.”

Welker went on to ask if Newsom ruled out a run in 2024, saying, “you’ve got to be kidding me.”

“I’m here celebrating the extraordinary achievements of the Biden-Harris Administration, arguing that we must defend the issues, improve the record, drive the contrast with the Republican candidate who defeated Donald Trump, so we have four more years,” he said. “It’s not even a conversation and, frankly, it’s a damning conversation that the other side wants us to have.”

Gavin Newsom speaks

California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks about the future UCLA Research Park, California’s new global innovation center, which will be built in the former Westside Pavilion in Los Angeles on January 3, 2024. (AP Photo/Damián Dovarganes)


A large majority of Americans believe that both Biden and Trump are too old to serve another term in the White House.

Eighty-six percent of Americans think Biden, 81, is too old to serve another term as president, while 62 percent think the same of Trump, 77, according to results of an ABC News poll. /Ipsos published in February.

By Sam