California's governor traveled to El Salvador to denounce President Donald Trump and his increasingly cruel anti-immigrant policies.
Gov. Gavin Newsom visited the Central American nation Sunday to explain the president's harsh policies don't reflect the prevailing views in the U.S., reported the Associated Press.
“Right now you have a president that talks down to people, talks past them, demoralizing folks living here and their relatives in the United States,” Newsom said. “I think it’s important to let folks know that’s not our country — that’s an individual in our country who happens at this moment to be president.”
The Democratic governor made his first international trip to El Salvador because California is home to the largest Salvadoran population in the U.S., and the state is also the busiest border crossing.
“How do you understand California without understanding all the diverse cultures that make it the most diverse state?” Newsom said. “It’s fundamental, it seems to me, to governing a state. That’s why I’m here in the first months.”