ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith is known for speaking his mind and on his recent podcast he let it be known that he thinks the Democratic Party is “stupid” for nominating Joe Biden instead of California Governor Gavin Newsom in the next 2024 Presidential election.
“You have any idea how stupid you’re going to look as a party [if you nominate Biden]?” Smith said. “First of all, you look stupid enough because you call yourself progressives. And you’re riding the coattails of a guy that’s going to be 82 years old during election year, begging him to run for reelection.”
Smith said that he thinks the Democrats should get behind someone like Newsom, who appeals more to younger voters and has proven a willingness to go toe-to-toe with conservative media.
“I personally believe if it wasn’t for these damn high taxes out here in California, I would be a Gavin Newsom supporter,” he said. “When he got interviewed by Sean Hannity on Fox News I’ve never seen, since Biden has been present, anyone on the liberal side that has been more forceful, more convincing, and more defying against the right then Gavin Newsom. And more effective. He was brilliant.”
Smith’s comments certainly shook up some reactions from around the world.
Who cares what he thinks?
— coastal eddy (@coastal_eddyLB) August 31, 2023
Stephen A Smith is looking for an excuse to vote for Donald Trump who is 3 years younger than Joe Biden. We are not going to fall for bruh, Please keep your politics to yourself because Black America sees the racism and see how racist use Black people like you.
— Conscientious Ice🥶 (@Batiste_Ice) August 31, 2023
Stephen A., shut up and stick to sports fool! https://t.co/92EK900BNU
— eugene (@remartinez041NM) August 31, 2023