California Governor Gavin Newsom’s China trip took an unexpected turn when he accidentally ran over a Chinese child while playing a pickup basketball game. The incident, captured in a viral video shared by RNC Research, showcases the governor flaunting his ball handling skills before colliding with the young boy who was trying to defend him. The clip shows Newsom and the child tumbling to the ground, but they quickly recover as the governor embraces him in a bear hug and playfully pats his back.
The mishap occurred during Newsom’s week-long visit to China, during which he had a meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing. The governor’s office confirmed that the incident took place at Yuying School, a public school in Beijing, where Newsom was visiting to observe agricultural science programs. In a statement to Fox News Digital, a spokesperson for Newsom’s office elaborated on the purpose of the trip, explaining that it aimed to strengthen the bonds between China and California on various key issues.
During a press conference held after the meeting with Xi Jinping, Newsom discussed the importance of accelerating progress on climate change in a significant and meaningful manner. Additionally, the leaders deliberated on the pressing issue of fentanyl, a drug originating from China and responsible for causing numerous deaths in the United States due to its trafficking.
Governor Newsom’s unexpected basketball mishap may have briefly overshadowed his China trip, but it has not deterred his commitment to the purpose of the visit. The incident serves as a reminder that even in lighthearted moments, politicians remain focused on their duties and the pressing issues that demand attention.