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Jerry Brown: If Trump wins presidency, California might have to ‘build a wall’ of its own

California Governor Jerry Brown, 77, mocked Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s declaration that he’ll force Mexico to pay for a wall built along the America-Mexico border, by saying that in case of a Trump win, California may have to build some walls of it’s own.

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California Governor Jerry Brown, 77, mocked Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s declaration that he’ll force Mexico to pay for a wall built along the America-Mexico border, by saying that in case of a Trump win, California may have to build some walls of its own.

According to The Sacramento Bee, Brown told labor organizers at a Sacramento dinner:

“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.”

Brown, as the Democratic governor of a famously liberal border state, has signed a lot of pro-undocumented immigrant legislation over the course of his term. He has signed into law legislation which grants driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, and even gives undocumented immigrants access to public financial aid in order to attend college.

While addressing members of the Construction Trades Council of California and the California Labor Federation, Brown declared that the state has benefitted highly from immigration. He argued that young workers bolster the economy and should be welcomed.

“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.”

Brown also addressed an old feud with former Texas Governor Rick Perry, bringing it center stage.

Rick Perry withdrew from the presidential race in 2015 and ran radio ads in California trying to lure California companies to move to Texas. This maneuver was less than successful for Perry, the self proclaimed hunter of jobs, who Brown called “anonymous and forgotten.”

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  1. BobF

    March 15, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Now this is the kind of half-baked “information” I love to see. Let’s see, Toyota moved in HQ from SoCal to Texas, as did a health insurance company. And CKE, parent of Carl’s Jr also moved – to Tennessee. So keep raising those taxes, moonbeam, and see how things go.

  2. Alison

    March 18, 2016 at 12:05 am

    If Drumpf were elected, California needs to secede. Our economy is roughly the size of Brazil’s (which is seventh worldwide), and we give more to the federal government than we get back, so we’d be better off. I’m tired of pulling along the knuckle-draggers.

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