Trump just said California doing “very poor job.” Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s response is spot on


Upon landing in California for the first time as president, Trump did not hesitate to lambast its leader, Governor Jerry Brown, claiming that he has “done a very poor job running the state.”

California’s Lieutenant Governor and front runner to succeed term-limited Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, wasted no time combating Trump’s baseless accusations.

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In reality, Jerry Brown and his leadership leave behind an impressive $6.1 billion budget surplus in California, which is all the more impressive considering his predecessor, Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, left office with a $27 billion budget deficit. Per The Wall Street Journal, “In 2012, [Jerry Brown] staked his governorship on a tax increase that voters approved that year and reauthorized in 2016.”


Meanwhile, Trump has been touting his only legislative accomplishment, a tax bill that would ultimately raise deficits by $1.5 trillion at the expense of the middle class. In terms of “jobs, jobs, jobs” – of which Trump frequently claims himself a hero – 2017 was the worst year for job creation since 2011 as Barack Obama was pulling the United States out of a recession.

The fact that Trump thinks one of the healthiest economies not only in the United States, but the world, constitutes a “very poor job” should give pause to anyone contemplating his already clouded judgment.

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Brian Tyler Cohen is a political writer, actor, and comedy sketch director. He graduated from Lehigh University with a dual degree in English and Business. He currently lives in Los Angeles.