Hero Gov. Newsom defies Trump threat to send U.S. Army to invade California.

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) of California.
Gavin Newsom | AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool

“It won’t happen. It’s not going to happen. We would reject it.”

These are the words that Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) used yesterday in Los Angeles, while responding to threats by Donald Trump to send U.S. military forces to patrol American cities, in response to nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism.

Newsom continued by characterizing Trump’s threat as more “noise” from a national administration that is steadily dying. “It’s just another zig and a zag and deflection from an administration that’s on the ropes,” Newsom said.

Unlike Trump, Newsom has strongly criticized the actions of the four officers involved in the death of George Floyd, men who are now facing murder charges.

“It was murder, we witnessed it with our own eyes,” Newsom said.

Newsom continued: “Until we foundationally and fundamentally address the issues of institutional apathy, disparities and the need for institutional reform, then I really fear that we won’t have learned the lesson of this moment, that this is so much bigger than the tragic death and loss of one individual,” Newsom added. “This is this cumulative neglect of decades, a century, in this country that needs to be addressed.”

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