Gavin Newsom didn't rule out running for president when he was asked about it on "60 Minutes."
"Is that a yes or a no?" correspondent Cecilia Vega pressed Newsom.
"That was a — that was a never-ending response to your question," Newsom replied.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been asked many times if he plans to run for president. For months, that answer has been an emphatic "no." But this weekend, Newsom sounded a little less certain of his stance on the matter.
"You may be termed out here but does cleaning up the streets of California factor into a potential presidential run?" "60 Minutes" correspondent Cecilia Vega asked Newsom, in an interview that aired on Sunday.
Vega was referring to the new policies that Newsom is implementing in a bid to reduce California's homelessness rate.
"I'm never going to overpromise that in the short run. I mean, we are struggling in this state. Housing, and homelessness," Newsom replied.
"Is that a yes or a no?" Vega pressed Newsom again, later in the interview.
"That was a — that was a never-ending response to your question," Newsom said.
This isn't the first time Newsom has been asked about his presidential ambitions. His answer has changed over time.
In September 2022, Newsom insisted, when asked at the Texas Tribune Festival, that he doesn't plan to run for president in 2024.
"I've said it in French, Italian. I don't know German. I mean, I cannot say it enough," Newsom added. "But thank you. It's humbling. It is sweet. It's a nice thing to be asked. I mean it, and I never trust politicians, so I get why you keep asking."
Newsom won his 2021 recall election in California with over 60% of the vote.
Rumblings about a possible Newsom run are coming at an interesting moment in the Democratic Party.
That said, Newsom has been supportive of Biden.
"He not only beat Trump once, I think he can beat him again," Newsom told Politico then, whilst referencing Biden's chances.
Representatives for Newsom did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider sent outside regular business hours.
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