Former Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown refused to remark connected Vice President Kamala Harris aft expressing assurance successful President Biden arsenic nan "man of nan hour," during a caller media interview.
While talking astir President Biden and wide feelings of nan electorate, Brown told NBC News successful a caller question and reply that nan president was nan "man of nan hour."
"I would opportunity he’s nan man of nan hour. He’s there," Brown said, adding that he didn't person a governmental strategy for nan Democrats. "It's very challenging."
NBC News reported that Brown "stiffened" pursuing a mobility astir Harris, who started her governmental profession successful California, rising successful authorities government to go California's Attorney General and later a U.S. Senator. He "had thing astatine each to stock astir a chap Californian who is adjacent successful nan statement of statesmanlike succession," nan study continued.
Former Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown refused to remark connected Vice President Harris arsenic personification who is second-in-line to nan presidency. (Left: Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images, Right: (Photo in installments should publication VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images))
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"I do not person a thought connected that topic," he said.
Brown was besides captious of nan media during nan question and reply and reacted to Biden's response to a mobility astir whether he thought Xi Jinping is simply a dictator.
He said Biden was "responsible" for nan remark and added, "the reporters want to instrumentality nan flames of conflict starring to warfare because they’re truthful damn stupid."
"That is my belief of your profession," he told NBC News.
Former California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during nan American Geophysical Union Conference connected December 11, 2019 successful San Francisco, California. Democratic statesmanlike campaigner Michael Bloomberg is campaigning successful California. ((Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images))
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He besides offered nan president immoderate advice.
"When you’ve been successful authorities for 50 years, nan first point you’re expected to study is really to debar an embarrassing question. That has to beryllium instruction one," he said.
Brown served 2 different tenures arsenic California governor, serving from 1975 to 1983, and 2011 to 2019. He besides served arsenic nan state's Attorney General from 2007 to 2011, wherever he was replaced by Harris.
Harris is successful nary threat of being replaced connected nan Biden 2024 ticket, but her debased fame and grumbling astir her capacity from wrong nan statement has been a thorn successful her broadside passim her tenure.
Harris precocious reacted to polling showing nan president was trailing Donald Trump successful cardinal plaything states and successful aggregate hypothetical 2024 match-ups during a caller question and reply pinch CNN.
"We’re going to person to gain our re-elect, there’s nary uncertainty astir it," she said.
Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks astir nan Biden Administration's activity to modulate artificial intelligence during an arena successful nan East Room of nan White House connected October 30, 2023 successful Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
"It is perfectly correct successful a populist pinch free and adjacent elections that nan candidates, nan group who want to proceed successful activity person to make their case, and person to make it effectively," she continued. "And that intends communicating successful specified a measurement that nan connection is received astir nan accomplishments and what we attraction about."
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Hanna Panreck is an subordinate editor astatine Fox News.