President Biden told a group of world leaders that California Gov. Gavin Newsom "could have the job I’m looking for" if he wanted, amid a low approval rating and discontent within his own party.
"I want to talk about Governor Newsom. I want to thank him. He’s been one hell of a governor, man," Biden said Wednesday during a welcome reception for APEC Leaders in San Francisco. "Matter of fact, he could be anything he wants. He could have the job I’m looking for."
Biden's eyebrow-raising comment was made at "the most significant event with world leaders in San Francisco in recent history," according to the APEC 2023 website for the event.
Newsom recently elevated rumors of running a "shadow campaign" amid trips to Israel amid its war with Hamas, before heading to China late last month to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping.