California Gov Joins Lawsuit Challenging Border Wall, Now President Trump Wants Billions In Federal Grants Back
Things are really heating up in America, especially in California, where Governor Gavin Newsom was the first to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the decarig of National Emergency in order to fund the border wall. As you can imagine, President Trump isn’t one to roll over and show his belly over any type of controversy, nope, he puts it all out there in the public eye.
Some have criticized Trump for doing so, but I for one am glad to have a President who is open and up front with the American people, on all fronts of what is going on in Government.
On Wednesday, President Trump threatened to revoke a more than $2.5 billion grant for California’s abortive “high speed rail” project over Newsom’s opposition to Trump’s immigration efforts.
President Trump is calling the rail line a complete failure and waste of a multi-million dollar federal grant. The project was supposed to connect Los Angeles and San Francisco that Newsom now says will never be completed, President Trump is threatening to have California repay all that money they were given.
Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday saying:
“The failed Fast Train project in California, where the cost overruns are becoming world record setting, is hundreds of times more expensive than the desperately needed Wall!”
California now wants to scale back their already failed “fast train” project by substantially shortening the distance so that it no longer goes from L.A. to San Francisco. A different deal and record cost overruns. Send the Federal Government back the Billions of Dollars WASTED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2019
Newsom joined 15 other states in the lawsuit, and has even gone as far as pulling California’s National Guard troops back from the border, where they were assisting Customs and Border Protection agents in efforts to keep the border secure. It’s a sad thing to take away much needed support for our Border Patrol Agents down there.
According to the New York Times, Newsom has some things to say about this whole situation, he stated: “It’s no coincidence that the administration’s threat comes 24 hours after California led 16 states in challenging the president’s farcical ‘national emergency. This is clear political retribution by President Trump, and we won’t sit idly by. This is California’s money, and we are going to fight for it.”
Last I checked, it’s not California’s money either, it belongs to the American Citizens of this country, and shouldn’t be spent on something that will never come to pass. Like say, a failed railway.
If you really want to put things into perspective, this train project has cost the state, and federal government, an outrageous $77 billion, and that’s more than 12 times what President Trump is asking from Congress for border wall funding. How about them apples…