“Come down from Trump Tower” not likely to inspire approval for emergency and infrastructure funding.
California Governor Jerry Brown has adopted an interesting approach to requesting fiscal assistance from President Donald Trump.
Legal Insurrection readers will recall that our governor formally requested emergency funding for the storm damage that occurred in the state, which included deterioration of the Oroville Dam that led to a public evacuation of the surrounding area. Brown is also struggling to find monies for his legacy project, the California high speed train, after the Trump administration halted a grant slated for its construction.
Brown traveled to Washington, D.C.to a address these matters directly with various members of the Trump administration. A sensible approach to take in this sitation might have been to politely focus on areas of agreement with the President.
However, since this is Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown, nonsense was the order of the day:
Gov. Jerry Brown, standing on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, taunted President Donald Trump, urging the president to “come down from Trump Tower” and calling the GOP health care replacement for Obamacare “fake,” at an event marking the law’s seventh anniversary on Wednesday.
“This is not about health care reform, this is about disease, death and suffering,” Brown said at the news conference featuring former Vice President Joe Biden and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “Mr Trump,” Brown challenged, “come down from Trump Tower and walk among the people and see the damage that this latest exercise in raw political power will wreck among the women, the men and the children of this country.”
“This is a dangerous bill,” Brown added. “It’s written by people who don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.”
Meanwhile, our state is poised to make itself a “Sanctuary State”, which will make President Trump even less inclined to help. On Canto Talk this week, I talked about situation with Dawn Wildman, Director of the Coalition for Policy Reform and founder of the CA Tea Party Groups Coalition.
Wildman noted there were many legal, Latino citizens who were protesting the “Sanctuary State” bill, because it is their communities that are most at jeopardy by the criminals, drug-dealers, and gang members that take advantage of the status. However, the Democratic politicians in Sacramento are ignoring their pleas as they move forward with this insanity.
Between Brown’s taunts and Sacramento’s anti-Trump tactics, I suspect that the thing our governor will be bring back from this trip to the nation’s capital is memories.DONATE
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