For once, Donald Trump got a taste of his own medicine at a rally recently. The Republican front runner, who is mainly known for going on intense rants against contending candidates, was on the receiving end this time around. This came as a result of comments made by the governor of California, Jerry Brown. The events, which took place on Monday night, were recorded by The Sacramento Bee.
The California governor was addressing labor union constituents from the construction trades during an animated dinner. The lawman declared, “And I promise that if Trump were ever elected, we’d have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country!”
Brown then decided to rescind his statement rebutting, “By the way that is a joke,” much to the cheer of the crowd. “We don’t like walls, we like bridges.” With that anecdote out of the way, Brown deliberated the importance of the immigrant population in the United States, specifically to the economically active population.
Presiding as the fourth term governor in California, Brown had some facts to prove his point. He hit on the contentious issue of migrant labor, stating that, “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.” He reasoned. “They’re not all coming from here. They’re coming from other places.”