New­som pressed on Biden’s ‘cog­ni­tive decline’ dur­ing DeSan­tis debate

<div>Newsom pressed on Biden's 'cognitive decline' during DeSantis debate</div>

Gov. Gavin New­som (D‑CA) defend­ed Pres­i­dent Joe Biden against crit­i­cism that he lacks the men­tal fit­ness to be com­man­der in chief dur­ing his debate with Gov. Ron DeSan­tis (R‑FL).
“I will take Joe Biden at 100 vs. Ron DeSan­tis any day of the week at any age,” New­som said Thurs­day dur­ing the Fox News-host­ed debate.
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DeSan­tis dis­agreed, con­tend­ing Biden is in cog­ni­tive decline and is “a dan­ger to the coun­try.”
“He has no busi­ness run­ning for pres­i­dent,” DeSan­tis said. “And you know, Gavin New­som agrees with that. He won’t say that, but that’s why he’s run­ning a shad­ow cam­paign.”

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden talks with Gov. Gavin New­som (D‑CA) as he arrives at Mof­fett Fed­er­al Air­field, Cal­i­for­nia, Mon­day, June 19, 2023.
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New­som coun­tered that Biden will be the 2024 Demo­c­ra­t­ic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee “in a mat­ter of week …