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California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday that he joined Truth Social, the social media platform created by former President Donald Trump.
“I know we’re all on this platform in search for the ‘truth,’ but the truth is, I’ve not been able to find a simple explanation for the fact that we have a red state murder problem,” Newsom said in a video added to his first Truth Social post.
“Eight of the top ten states with the highest murder rates happen to be red states. So the question is simple, what are the laws and policies in those states that are leading to such carnage?” he concluded.
The governor’s first post on Truth Social was less than one day ago. He has already been verified and has about 2,400 followers.
He only follows two accounts, Trump and Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes.
Former California Republican Rep. Nunes urged Truth Social users to welcome Newsom.
“Please welcome the Governor of California @realgovnewsom40 to Truth Social! Welcome to freedom Governor thank you for joining Truth Social!” he posted, tagging Newsom.
Truth Social even announced that Newsom joined the platform via push notification.
On Twitter, Newsom said he plans on “calling out Republican lies” on Truth Social. “This could get…interesting,” he added.
Newsom has clashed with Trump before, saying the former president was “feigning” election fraud after Newsom won the California recall election last year, ABC 7 reported.