President Donald Trump is resuming his feud with the state of California, criticizing the governor, its immigrant protections and the state’s tax system.
The president said Tuesday during a tour of prototypes of his border wall that he has property in California, but the taxes are out of control.
Trump’s visit comes days after his Justice Department sued to block California laws designed to protect people living in the U.S. illegally. The president says the state’s sanctuary policies are putting the country at risk.
“What happened in Oakland was a disgrace to our nation and we just can’t let that happen,” President Trump said.
Trump also offered criticism of Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. He says Brown is a “nice guy” but “has not done the job.” He says taxes in California “are double and triple what they should be.”
“I think Governor Brown does a very poor job running California. They have the highest taxes in the United States. The place is totally out of control. You have sanctuary cities where you have criminals living in the sanctuary cities. And then the mayor of Oakland goes out and notifies when ICE is going in to pick them up.” He added: “The governor’s doing a terrible job running the state of California.”
Trump lost the state to Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.