In a tweet this morning, President Trump had some harsh words to say about Nancy Pelosi’s district in California as well as the progressive leadership of the state:
Nancy Pelosi’s District in California has rapidly become one of the worst anywhere in the U.S. when it come to the homeless & crime. It has gotten so bad, so fast – she has lost total control and, along with her equally incompetent governor, Gavin Newsom, it is a very sad sight!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2019
California Gov. Gavin Newsom didn’t take well to that criticism, and immediately disputed everything Trump claimed. Oh, wait — no he didn’t. Instead Newsom compared Trump to a scene in the Jim Carrey movie version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”:
I imagine Trump’s Christmas to be like that scene when the Grinch yells “I’m an idiot!” and his echo yells back “you’re an idiot!!” https://t.co/zntn5LcrFD
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) December 26, 2019
Does there seem to be a bit of deflection in that tweet?
But note how he doesn’t dispute what Trump is saying…
— ??AmericanCovefeWoman??? (@GraceflLady) December 26, 2019
We noticed that too!
— Cheryl’sWorld ??? (@Cheryl4SaveCali) December 26, 2019
Are you upset that he's telling the truth about you and Pelosi being failures and helping to destroy San Francisco and California?
— Bishop (@BishopFromArk) December 26, 2019
Well did the President Lie?
— ForeverJamz (@forever_jamz) December 26, 2019
— Linda (@lalady71055) December 26, 2019
Dodging again, I see. ?
— julesie (@justjules99) December 26, 2019
Over the last decade, the number of homeless in America declined 10%; in California, it grew 22%.
And yet “resistance to dealing with it remains endemic among ruling Democrats & in nominally progressive cities”https://t.co/doEI9gITXB
— Mike Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) December 26, 2019
Newsom recently claimed that California was “leaving Trump in the dust.”