CA Gov Newsom's Trip to China Goes Viral For All The Wrong Reasons!
California Governor Gavin Newsom caused quite a stir during his recent trip to China after a video surfaced of him running over a child while playing basketball. The incident, which was caught on tape and shared by the Republican National Committee, shows Newsom participating in a pickup game with a group of Chinese children.
In the video, Newsom can be seen showing off his ball-handling skills before making a move towards the basket. As he attempts to score, he runs right through one of the young boys who is trying to defend him. The governor and the child then tumble to the ground, with Newsom quickly grabbing him in a bear hug and playfully patting his back as they both get back up.
A spokesperson for Newsom's office confirmed that the incident took place at Yuying School, a public school in Beijing. The governor had visited the school to learn more about their farm-to-school and agricultural science programs. This was part of his week-long trip to China, during which he also met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom plows through a small child during a game of basketball in communist China pic.twitter.com/Kb9839BNq1
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 29, 2023
Speaking to reporters earlier this week, Newsom stated that the purpose of his trip was to "turn the page, renew our friendship, and reengage on foundational and fundamental issues that will determine our collective faith in the future." One of the main topics of discussion during his meeting with Xi was climate change. Newsom said that they discussed ways in which they could "accelerate progress on climate change in meaningful and substantive ways."
Another important issue that was addressed during their meeting was the trafficking of fentanyl, a powerful opioid that has led to thousands of deaths in the United States. Newsom emphasized the need for collaboration between the US and China to combat the flow of fentanyl into North America from China.
The video of Newsom's basketball mishap quickly went viral, with many people commenting on his lighthearted reaction and the playful nature of the incident. Some praised the governor for being a good sport and showing his playful side, while others criticized him for not being more careful and potentially injuring the child.
Newsom ‘plows through a small child’ during pickup basketball game in China / Newsom and Biden both throw America under the bus to China and both love to fall !!!!! https://t.co/jiex6quaOe
— RHollister (@RobertHollist7) October 30, 2023
Regardless of the reactions, Newsom's trip to China has sparked important discussions on climate change and drug trafficking between the two countries. It also highlights the importance of building strong relationships and partnerships with other nations in order to address global issues.
As for the young boy who was run over by the governor, he may have a unique story to tell his friends and family for years to come. Perhaps this lighthearted moment will serve as a reminder of the importance of play and sports in bridging cultural gaps and building understanding between different countries.