Progressive California Gov. Jerry Brown is worried that if Donald Trump wins the presidential election, California will have to take the same drastic measures Trump has proposed to ease illegal immigration and build a wall of its own around the entire state to protect itself from other Americans.
Speaking at a dinner for labor organizers on Monday, Brown said:
If Trump were ever elected, we’d have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country.
By the way that is a joke. We don’t like walls, we like bridges.
Well, that certainly is true, as The Sacramento Bee pointed out. Brown loves building bridges, especially for illegal immigrants. These pathways have lured millions of illegals into his state via laws that offer them all kinds of goodies, like driver's licenses and financial aid for college. And Brown sees nothing but disaster if this were not the case:
Some of these old white guys ought to recognize that the whole pension system would collapse if we didn’t have a bunch of young people coming into this country and into this state. They’re not all coming from here. They’re coming from other places.
-- said the 77-year-old white guy who doesn't show as much concern over the mass exodus of middle-class families that are leaving his state in droves in search of a brighter future.
Nor is he happy with other governors who want to steal businesses from California, like former Gov. Rick Perry, who used radio ads to lure more businesses to Texas. Brown unloaded on Perry to his union audience:
If I asked you who was that governor, there aren’t 50 people in this room that could even tell me his damn name. And people who attack California, they do become anonymous and forgotten. Rightfully so.
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