The leading Republican running for governor is the closest thing to a Trump clone that I have ever seen in your state. He is the clone of Donald Trump. Can you imagine him being governor of this state? You can't let that happen. — President Joe Biden
The leading Republican running for governor is the closest thing to a Trump clone that I have ever seen in your state. He is the clone of Donald Trump. Can you imagine him being governor of this state? You can't let that happen. — President Joe Biden
Does it surprise any of you that we have someone on the other side of this that is to the right of Donald Trump? We may have defeated Donald Trump, but we have not defeated Trumpism. — California Governor Gavin Newsom
Does it surprise any of you that we have someone on the other side of this that is to the right of Donald Trump? We may have defeated Donald Trump, but we have not defeated Trumpism. — California Governor Gavin Newsom
Biden links Elder to Trump on eve of California recall
The President's message on the eve of Election Day echoes the way Newsom has closed his campaign: By likening conservative talk radio host Larry Elder, the candidate most likely to replace Newsom if the recall is successful, to the former President, who lost California by nearly 30 percentage points in 2020.

"All of you know last year I got to run against the real Donald Trump," Biden said, making the sign of the cross across his chest. "Well, this year, the leading Republican running for governor is the closest thing to a Trump clone that I have ever seen in your state."

Biden added: "He is the clone of Donald Trump. Can you imagine him being governor of this state? You can't let that happen."

... Biden, speaking in California, also touted the importance of the recall election, arguing the results will reverberate beyond just the Golden State.

"The decision you're about to make isn't just going to have a huge impact on California, it's going to reverberate around the nation, and quite frankly, not a joke, around the world," Biden said.

... "Does it surprise any of you that we have someone on the other side of this that is to the right of Donald Trump," Newsom said.

Newsom continued, saying that while the 2020 was the "most important election in our lifetime," Elder represented the fact that "Trumpism is still on the ballot in California."

"We may have defeated Donald Trump, but we have not defeated Trumpism," Newsom said.


Trump has not endorsed in the California recall, but Elder has run in line with many of Trump's policies. And the former President has buttressed some of Elder's baseless claims of voter fraud before the election is even decided.
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