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California Lieutenant Governor Calls Trump's Wall A "Monument To Idiocy"
Gavin Newsom accused Trump of using ICE as his "own personal army of hate" and called the president a "small, scared bully."
Donald Trump's first visit to California as president on Tuesday — which included visits to border wall prototypes — drew criticism from California's Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, who criticized the commander-in-chief for his politics regarding immigration, Newsweek reports.
"So @realDonaldTrump has finally worked up the nerve to come to CA and visit his precious wall -- a 1900 mile monument to idiocy that is literally IMPOSSIBLE to complete," read Newsom's tweet.
"We cannot let this small, scared bully hurt our economy and turn ICE into his own personal army of hate," he continued.
In the accompanying video, Newsom, who is currently running for governor, criticized Trump's "fear-of-everything agenda" and referred to the president's proposed border wall as a "1,900-mile waste of taxpayer money."
"Trump is using ICE to tear apart families," Newsom stated, referring to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arresting twice as many non-criminal immigrants since Trump came into power.
The Trump administration's stance on immigration has come under fire this week, following the resignation of James Schwab, a spokesman for ICE's San Francisco division, on Monday. Schwab accused the organization of mishandling a recent immigration raid in Northern California, which he says involved the spread of misinformation.
"I quit because I didn’t want to perpetuate misleading facts," Schwab said, referring to the agency's suggestion that Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf's warning to her community of an upcoming ICE raid led to the continued freedom of "864 criminal aliens."
"I asked them to change the information," Schwab continued. "I told them that the information was wrong, they asked me to deflect, and I didn't agree with that. Then I took some time, and I quit."
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