Fact Check: Trump and California Governor Butt Heads

Trump and CA Governor Butt Heads

It seems as though President Trump and the state of California are never on the same page, and today is no different. Currently, they’re butting heads over an 11-year-old project and the massive amount of funds allotted for it.


  • Trump wants the state of California to return the $3.5 billion that was supposed to fund a massive high-speed railroad project. Newson announced he was going to scale back on this project, claiming this is the best move for now. Trump argues, “The whole project is a ‘green’ disaster,” referring to the Democrat’s Green New Deal proposal.
  • Newsom responded to Trump, stating, “The project, as currently planned, would cost too much and take too long. There’s been too little oversight and not enough transparency. Right now, there simply isn’t a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to L.A. I wish there were.”
  • This project has been going on for 11 years since voters agreed to pay the massive amount of money to build this rail system. The railroad was to be a 200 mile-an-hour train ride linking together two of the most populated cities in California. Now, Governor Newsom is saying the project is over-budget and cannot proceed as planned.
  • The big question is, will California have to pay back the money to the government that was to be used for the bullet train project? They seem to think they won’t, but Trump insists they will. Again, the lines are drawn between the president and the California governor. All we can do is sit back and see how it plays out.