War Between President Trump and California Heats Up

President Trump attacks California over a lawsuit seeking to overturn his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

In tweets Tuesday morning, the President lashed out at California Governor Gavin Newsom. The governor last week announced the cancellation of the high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco, but said part of the high speed rail project from Merced to Bakersfield to continue. Trump said what he called the "failed Fast Train project" was beset by "world record setting" cost overruns and had become "hundreds of times more expensive than the desperately needed Wall!"

Trump complained about the lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco. He incorrectly identified the plaintiffs as "16 cities" but later corrected that to "16 states."

 
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