State of State Speech: Jerry Brown Humiliates Donald Trump Without Using His Name
“We’ve seen the bald assertion of ‘alternative facts.’ Whatever those are,” Brown said referring to comments made by Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway. “We have heard the blatant attacks on science. Familiar signposts of our democracy — truth, civility, working together — have been obscured or even swept away.”
As Brown spoke in California, Trump’s far-reaching actions on the opposite coast were becoming clearer. The president on Tuesday signed executive orders to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. White House press secretary Sean Spicer also doubled down during a Tuesday news conference, saying Trump firmly stands by his unsupported claim that millions of people voted illegally in the November election, therefore robbing the president of the popular vote.
Brown cautioned lawmakers to follow science and to believe their eyes when they see that the sun is shining and to “not construct some alternative universe of nonfacts that we find more pleasing.”