California governor to rebut Trump in 1st State of State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is preparing to deliver his first State of the State address a day after declaring he wouldn’t participate in the Trump administration’s “political theater” over border security.
The Democratic governor is likely to ratchet up his rhetoric against President Donald Trump in Tuesday’s address, a month into Newsom’s governorship.
He said Monday he’ll withdraw most of California’s 360 National Guard troops on the Mexico border in a rebuke to Trump.
Newsom has also sparred with the president on health care and wildfire preparedness.
The State of the State will also give Newsom a chance to outline his vision for California. He’s already laid out ambitious goals on housing, juvenile justice and the environment.