California Governor Jerry Brown has become the latest victim of President Donald Trump, in a twitter-war. The President has been at odds with California since the beginning of his campaign, and it was a matter of time before blame befell the state’s governor.
The first tweet from Trump on April 17, 2018, accused Brown of not caring for the safety of his state and the necessity of the border wall. Most tweets were about how unfit Brown was to be governor, but occasionally tweets about sanctions were mentioned.
“I think Governor Brown does a very poor job running California. They have the highest taxes in the United States. The place is totally out of control. You have sanctuary cities where you have criminals living in the sanctuary cities,” Trump tweeted.
Through a formally addressed letter and a series of tweets, California’s governor finally fired back. His statement fact-checked and corrected many of the statements President Trump had previously made.
“Bridges are better than walls, and California remains the 6th large economy in the world, and the most prosperous state in America,” Brown said in a tweet.
The Trump administration sued the state of California on March 6, and have been very public about it, regarding immigration policies. The administration claims Brown and Attorney General Xavier Becerra have not allowed the federal government to do their job of deporting criminals.
California’s leaders continue being the current administration’s fiercest opponents, concerning immigration issues. The governor and attorney general have not attempted to hide their outspoken comments involving the state’s progressive values.
With Governor Brown retiring, the relationship with California and the President remains uncertain. Some believe the back and forth will continue to take place in the future, with criticism from the President on Democratic and Republican politicians alike.