Gavin Newsom takes aim at Trump in victory speech
LOS ANGELES (AP) —
California's incoming governor is already punching hard at President Donald Trump.
Democrat Gavin Newsom didn't mention Trump by name in his victory speech following Tuesday's election, but his remarks were aimed squarely at the Republican president.
Newsom told supporters in Los Angeles that now is the time for decency, facts, trust and the truth, and said "agents of anger" need to "pack it in." He presented California as "America's coming attraction" and extolled the state's diversity, innovative businesses and thriving economy.
Trump has called Newsom a "clown" and disparaged the state for its policies on immigrants and the environment.
Newsom's vanquished rival, Republican businessman John Cox, told supporters he's proud that his campaign highlighted the people struggling with California's high cost of living.