President Donald Trump on Wednesday encouraged California Governor Jerry Brown to challenge him in 2020 for presidency.
Trump made his remarks during a White House roundtable event in which California law enforcement officials and elected officials discussed the Golden State’s revolt against California’s sanctuary laws for illegal immigrants.
When Attorney General Jeff Sessions sued California over three of its sanctuary laws, Brown accused the Trump administration of waging “war” against the Golden State.
On Wednesday, Brown accused Trump of “lying on immigration” and “lying about crime and lying about the laws of CA.”
Los Alamitos Mayor Pro Tem Warren Kusumoto and San Diego Supervisor Kristin Gaspar blasted Brown for referring to them as “low-life” politicians for opposing the state’s sanctuary laws and prioritizing the rights and concerns of citizens and legal immigrants over illegal immigrants.
@realDonaldTrump is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of CA. Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies changes nothing. We, the citizens of the fifth largest economy in the world, are not impressed.
— Jerry Brown (@JerryBrownGov) May 16, 2018