President Donald Trump isn’t pulling any punches about securing our border and protecting our country.
As Trump is mobilizing the military and National Guard units from across the country to defend our southern borders, it has put him on a collision course with California’s loony-leftist Governor Jerry Brown.
Brown insists he will not allow the California National Guard to police the southern border.
Trump is calling Governor Brown’s bluff.
Governor Jerry Brown announced he will deploy “up to 400 National Guard Troops” to do nothing. The crime rate in California is high enough, and the Federal Government will not be paying for Governor Brown’s charade. We need border security and action, not words!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 19, 2018
From the Daily Mail:
President Donald Trump called a big California bluff on Thursday, telling the Golden State’s Democratic governor that the federal government won’t pay for a National Guard deployment to the U.S.-Mexico border if troops are forbidden from helping secure it.
‘Governor Jerry Brown announced he will deploy “up to 400 National Guard Troops” to do nothing,’ Trump vented on Twitter, after the governor had appeared to strike a deal with the Department of Homeland Security that would have allowed California’s Guard detachment to perform a limited set of duties.
‘The crime rate in California is high enough, and the Federal Government will not be paying for Governor Brown’s charade,’ the President added. ‘We need border security and action, not words!’
Brown had said he would permit the Guard troops, which officially operate under his command, to work on fighting gangs and drug and gun smugglers.
But after a week of wrangling with the White House, he continued to insist the men and women he deploys may not apply their energy toward shoring up border security or keeping illegal immigrants out of the country.
President Trump clearly doesn’t intend to tolerate this sort of gamesmanship when it comes to his national security priorities. On top of his legislative action, he’s take to Twitter to communicate directly with citizens like you and me, without the filter of the liberal media.
Given his commitment to securing our borders, I anticipate this won’t be the last time that Trump and Governor Brown verbally cross-swords.