Trump derides Newsom on Twitter, calls for lower taxes in California

Posted at 4:04 PM, Mar 09, 2019

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday afternoon, slamming California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) in a litany of tweets.

Trump criticized Newsom on a number of issues without naming him.

Trump is likely referencing Newsom’s Thursday trip to San Ysidro, SF Gate reported, where the governor visited a new state-funded shelter for migrants seeking asylum.

“The federal government should be doing this,” Newsom told CNN of the shelter. “It’s the federal government’s responsibility. These are people who came here legally, I just want to pause and reflect on that. These are people that came through the process legally, seeking asylum legally.”

The Twitter attack also goes after Newsom’s call to scale back the state’s plan for a high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

In February, Newsom said during his first State of the State address there “isn’t a path” to completing it, yet his office insisted he is fully committed to building such a project.

The Associated Press reported, the roughly 520-mile line initially was estimated to cost $33 billion and was pegged for completion in 2020. Officials eventually hoped to connect the line to San Diego and Sacramento. Subsequent estimates more than doubled the cost to $77 billion and pushed the timeline to 2033.

Trump also ranted on Ann Coulter, the border wall, and Democratic-led investigations.