California Gov. Jerry Brown ramped up his criticism of President Trump in an interview that aired Monday, calling the President a “saboteur” in the fight against climate change and say, “something must have happened to this guy.”
Speaking on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell in an eco-summit in San Francisco last week, brown goals in a trump card for the President’s controversial tweets about the death toll in Puerto Rico from last year’s hurricane Maria and urged the voters to stop voting for the Democrats in the November midterm elections in an attempt to trump on the agenda.
“We never had a President who was very engaged in this type of behavior,” said Brown. “I mean, he is not telling the truth; he stops, changes his attitude; he sabotaged the order of the world in many ways.”
Brown added: “It is unprecedented, that it is dangerous, and hopefully this choice is to send a strong Signal to the country that will win Democrats…something must have happened to this guy, because, if we don’t get rid of him, he will undermine America and even the world.”
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Under Brown, California, has become one of the main opponents of the Trump administration’s policies on everything from land use, to the immigration But there is perhaps no area where California has been more combative against the White house agenda than the environment.
“California has positioned itself as a center of Trump resistance,” Jessica Levinson, a clinical professor of law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, told Fox News. “It’s bloody fight.”
Earlier this month, brown under two pieces of legislation signed effectively ban the construction of new offshore oil and gas pipelines in state waters. To thwart the new laws are meant to be a trump plan nearly 1.7 billion acres of coastal waters opening drilling.
Shortly before the climate conference last week, the Governor began his signature on legislation for the electricity generation be phased out in the state, produced by fossil fuel by 2045.
“It is truly extraordinary that the President can deny the science,” Brown MSNBC, Trump said the question of the accuracy of climate change. “It’s bad, and how we can counteract it is with a climate summit, to respect with the ordinary people, the truth, and the communicate with other normal people, and fighting the President of the United States, what are the lies, distortions, and, frankly, bizarre behavior.”
Brown, to have the criticism of trump, it seems, fell on deaf ears in the White house, as the government announced, on Tuesday, Obama rolls back era rule intended to curb climate-changing pollution and the easing of restrictions on energy companies, which allow huge amounts of natural gas to escape after drilling it out of American land.
The move back much of a 2016-a rule, adopted, forced under President Barack Obama, the energy companies, to methane, is an important factor for climate change. The replacement of the rule from the Interior Department does not have the same mandates for companies to reduce the gas pollution.
It comes a week after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed weakening, a similar rule for emissions from public and private areas.
“We are for clean air and water, but at the same time, we are for sensible regulations”, the Deputy Minister of the interior David Bernhardt told reporters.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.