The Exact Moment Ron DeSantis Defeated Gavin Newsom, Revealed

 December 2, 2023

If you watched Thursday's debate between Gavin Newsom, California's Democratic governor, and Ron DeSantis, Florida's Republican governor, you know that there was only one clear winner.

Ron DeSantis.

There's one moment in particular that fans of Florida Ron are pointing to as the exact moment that DeSantis ended all hope that Newsom had to keep up.

"So, I was talking to a fella who had made the move from California to Florida, and he was telling me that Florida is much better governed, safer, better budget, lower taxes, all this stuff, and he’s really happy with the quality of life," DeSantis said during the debate.

He then halted to add extra drama and said:

And then he paused, and he said, "You know, by the way, I’m Gavin Newsom’s father-in-law."

Yeah. If I was Gavin Newsom, I probably wouldn't have been able to recover from that either.

No wonder Newsom's wife rushed on stage and ended the debate.