Gathering inspiration for his State of the State speech and holding up the losing end of a Super Bowl bet, California Governor Gavin Newsom served lunch in New England Patriots’ gear at a food pantry Wednesday.
Donning a Tom Brady jersey, Newsom listened to the issues facing California’s homeless population.
“We have to be more resourceful in terms of sense of urgency and responsibility, the biggest problem we have in this state is people feel like this is somebody else’s problem, not their’s.”
The governor hinted he’ll underline the push to handle the affordability problem in his State of the State address.
A speech likely to take the opposite approach to immigration as President Donald Trump’s did in Tuesday’s State of the Union.
“We’re in a state where 27 percent of us are foreign born. There’s no more diverse state in our union and we’re living together and advancing together in remarkable ways,” Newsom says.
President trump says he’s ordering another 3,750 troops to the US-Mexican border in anticipation of a migrant caravan.
Newsom says he’s working to learn more.
“My current understanding, and I imagine this dynamic could change, it’s likely those troops will not come to California. They’ll be deployed in other parts of the country, but we’ll wait for more instruction. We have our own national guard at the border and I’ve been clear over the last few months that we are assessing that,” Newsom says.
On topics in addition to homelessness and immigration, the governor will deliver his State of the State address Feb. 12.