Newsom said that he instead had gone trick-or-treating with his family — all dressed as a clan of pirates — and attended his kids’ soccer tournament over the Halloween weekend, when all four of them were playing. He also took his children to work last week at the state Capitol.
Last weekend, he attended the wedding of Ivy Getty, the great-granddaughter of J. Paul Getty, but he did not attend the reception, Newsom spokeswoman Erin Mellon said.
The California governor, whose last public appearance before Tuesday’s conference had been when he got his Covid-19 booster shot on October 27, said he had spent last week at the Capitol “diving deep” into issues at the state’s ports and plans to curb a winter Covid surge, and writing the upcoming state budget.
“It’s probably the most productive week I’ve had since I’ve been governor,” Egli ha detto.
When the moderator of Tuesday’s fireside chat with Newsom joked that he was relieved that the governor had not been abducted by aliens, Newsom mocked the Twitter accounts that had sprung up drawing attention to his absence from the public spotlight.
“I think we’d all do well taking some time away from social media,” Egli ha detto.