Donald Trump has launched an outlandish attack on California Governor Jerry Brown (D). During the president’s first official visit to the state, the controversial president said, “They have the highest taxes in the United States. The place is totally out of control. You have sanctuary cities, where they have criminals living in the sanctuary cities. And then the mayor of Oakland goes out an notifies when ICE is going in to pick them up.”
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California is a well-known Democrat stronghold and also strongly against Trump and the right-wing. He went on to say:
“Hey, I have property in California. I will say I don’t think too much about my property in California, but I have great property in California.”
The president’s outspoken views on the state will disgust many. There is seemingly little need to talk like this of a US state and it seems highly probable that the Democrat-leaning of many of its citizens is the basis of Trump’s ire.
Trump is in the state now, looking at prototypes for his border wall. He is still very keen on the Southern Border Wall, and is now in the design phase of what is likely to be one of the least wanted government projects in recent history.
Trump’s past with the state is contentious already. California’s most famous basketball team – the Golden State Warriors – refused to visit the White House after winning the NBA title last year in a move which sent the president into a white-hot rage. Trump’s popularity in the state is worse than most of the US, this is contrary to the Governor of the state who enjoys an approval rating of 62 percent. Rather than criticizing the governor, the president should perhaps learn some lessons from him. It may indeed help him to improve his record low ratings.
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