California Governor Gavin Newsom is coming clean on his state’s Covid response.
“We would have done everything differently,” the potential 2024 presidential candidate confessed to Chuck Todd in the host’s probably last episode of “Meet the Press.”
“During Covid, you were pretty strict with the lockdowns here and it was an interesting piece in Harper’s that sort of was critical of your decisions from this perspective,” Todd began. “You found a way to allow the motion picture industry and the sort of the movie industry to get back to work, but you didn’t allow people to grieve together at funerals or at churches and that this may be why there’s such a polarized disconnect.”
“What you prioritize, this is this anger between the populace and the elites supposedly, here you prioritize this industry, but you were tougher on those that just wanted to go worship. What do you say to that?” Todd asked.
“A lot of humility,” Newsom claimed. “We didn’t know what we didn’t know and it was hardly we collectively, I think all of us in terms of our collective wisdom, we’ve evolved. We didn’t know what we didn’t know. We’re experts, in hindsight, we’re all geniuses.”