Celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels slammed California Governor Gavin Newsom and revealed she left her state after a released convict broke into her home.
The certified nutritionist made these comments to Bill Maher after Maher told him how he had been trying to convince the 56-year-old governor to run for president.
Her comments sparked the fury of Michaels, who informed her that she had been forced to move to Miami, where she “feels less crazy” due to the Golden State’s rampant crime.
‘My house was attacked. Guess who let the guy out during Covid? Newsom,” Michaels said.
‘It was the guy’s third violation. He broke into our house [with] duct tape and a video camera. I mean, give me a damn break. Third strike, the guy goes to jail and they let him free during Covid.
Celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels slammed California Governor Gavin Newsom as she recounted how she left California due to rampant crime.
The fitness guru told how a convict who had been freed by Newsom broke into her house during Covid
Michaels said the intruder broke into his Malibu home carrying duct tape and a video camera.
Michaels also told how his Malibu home had been damaged in the area’s devastating fires in 2018, blamed on Pacific Gas and Electric.
PG&E was declared a “safe” company by the Newsom administration but was later forced to shell out $55 million for its role in the fires.
‘They are going to hold PG&E responsible for that fire in 2018. They are going to decriminalize everything, but they will not regulate anything. “You’re going to prioritize the craziest shit I’ve ever seen in my life,” Michaels added.
But Maher refused to budge on his points and instead offered reasons that he thought the governor would make a good president.
‘The first thing I have with Gavin is that he can win. First of all I like it. He’s really smart. Is he a politician? Yes. He is skilled, well? Smart people win elections. “Clinton was astute, Obama was quite astute,” Maher said.
But things got heated when Michaels brought up several scandals surrounding his handling of Covid, including his own behavior.
Michaels cited California’s strict school closures and occasions when Newsom was seen in public without a mask despite requiring its use.
But host Bill Maher responded and revealed that he had been lobbying the governor of California to run for president.
Michaels cited the crime rate in the Golden State, as well as several controversies surrounding Covid and the 2018 Malibu wildfires that took place during Newsom’s term.
“He’s a hypocrite and that bothers me,” Michaels fumed. The rules were absurd. He didn’t follow his own rules, if you’re going to preach, do it by example.’
Newsom has admitted that parts of his state, like San Francisco, are being overwhelmed by the homeless and drug overdose epidemic.
An increase in crime has also led to an exodus of businesses and residents.
A quarter of a million people have fled the Bay Area since the beginning of 2020, Newsweek reported in June.
But Newsom has insisted that Republicans exaggerated the problems plaguing the struggling city.
However, the governor recently revealed how a Target worker who served him in a store blamed him for the shoplifters without realizing he was talking to him.
“As we’re leaving, the woman says, ‘Oh, he’s just leaving, he didn’t pay for that.’ I said, ‘Why didn’t you stop him?'” Newsom explained.
‘She says, “Oh, the governor.” I swear to God, true story, on my mom’s grave. “The governor lowered the threshold, there is no accountability.” I said, “That’s just not true.”
Newsom was praised as “very smart” and “skilled” by Maher, who insisted he could win the election.
Michaels moved to Miami saying he felt “less crazy” than in California
He told the store clerk that Proposition 47 made the theft of property worth more than $950 a felony and that is one of the lowest thresholds in the country.
Proposition 47, approved nearly 10 years ago by voters, made some “nonviolent” property crimes and “simple” drug possession crimes misdemeanors.
Some have blamed this law for the dramatic rise in homelessness and addiction across the Golden State.