Fitness guru Jillian Michaels sets Bill Maher straight for backing Gavin Newsom: ‘Give me a f–king break!’

Celebrity fitness guru Jillian Michaels lectured left-wing comedian Bill Maher earlier this month about the realities of Gov. Gavin Newsom’ California.

During a discussion on Maher’s podcast, “Club Random,” the comedian admitted that he’s been trying to convince Newsom to run for president. The admission triggered shock from Michaels, who noted that she’d personally fled California to Florida, where she said it “feels less crazy.”

“My house got broken into [in California],” she said. “Guess who let the guy out during COVID? Newsom. It was the guy’s third offense. He broke into our house [with] duct tape and a video camera. I mean, give me a f**king break. Third strike, guy goes to jail, gets let out during COVID.”


The fitness guru also revealed that her Malibu home had sustained damage during the 2018 fires that were caused by Pacific Gas and Electric, which had been greenlit by Newsom.

“You’re going to hold PG&E accountable for that fire in 2018. You’re going to decriminalize everything but regulate nothing. You’re going to prioritize the craziest shit I’ve ever seen in my life,” Michaels said.

Despite these points, Maher remains stubbornly fixated on the notion that Newsom would somehow make for a good president.

“My thing with Gavin is first of all he can win,” he said. “First of all, I like him. He’s really smart. Is he a politician? Yes. Is he slick, good? Slick people win elections. Clinton was slick, Obama was pretty slick.”

But Michaels wasn’t impressed and countered by slamming Newsom over his litany of COVID scandals, particularly the infamous French Laundry siting.

“He’s a hypocrite and that bothers me,” she said. “The rules were absurd. He didn’t follow his own rules. If you’re going to lead, you lead by example.”

Watch the full back-and-forth exchange below:

All this comes as California is facing a massive crime wave that even the governor himself has seen face to face.

Indeed, the governor recently recalled seeing someone walk out of a Sacramento-based Target with stolen goods and asking a cashier why the store was doing nothing about it.

“She goes, ‘Oh, the governor.’ Swear to God, true story, on my mom’s grave. ‘The governor lowered the threshold, there’s no accountability,'” he said.


Yet according to Newsom, what the cashier said wasn’t true. But it is true, as noted by an army of critics.


Meanwhile, an Oakland restaurant owner recently told Fox News that the crime in her community is “the worst I’ve ever seen it.”

“Target closed its downtown Oakland location last year after police responded to more than 100 smash-and-grab thefts and similar incidents in 2023,” Fox News notes.

“In-N-Out recently announced its sole Oakland burger joint was closing, the first time in the company’s history it had to make such a decision, due to rampant burglaries, property damage and armed robberies in the area. A Denny’s also closed down last month because of the crime epidemic,” according to Fox News.

Vivek Saxena


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