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Donald Trump Threatens To Cut California’s Funding, Calls Them ‘Out Of Control’

It is a bit of an understatement to say that the state of California is not too fond of Donald Trump. They voted in favor of Trump’s rival, Hillary Clinton, in the last presidential election. But recent proclamations by Donald Trump may further sully the relationship between the state and the newly-minted president.

According to CNBC, Trump told Fox News that he is ready to “defund” California as one of his weapons in the battle against illegal immigration. Donald Trump also warns California of all the money that the federal government gives to the state. This is the exact quote from Trump on Fox News.

“If we have to, we’ll defund,” he said. “We give tremendous amounts of money to California.”

This whole cutting California’s funding thing by Donald Trump is a direct response to recent activities of the California Democrats in the Senate. Last week, Democrats turned up the heat on Donald Trump by forwarding legislation that basically provides immigrants with a sanctuary in California. This will also block federal authorities from interfering with local law enforcement regarding the whole matter.

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Donald Trump called the whole thing ridiculous and scoffed at the idea of “sanctuary cities.” He told reporters that these cities would essentially become nests for crimes.

Donald Trump cautions that California is becoming “out of control” and that the mandate of the people is evidence that America agrees with him. But Trump also goes on to say that he does not wish to stop the funding of California as he wants all the states of America to function properly. But Donald Trump also cautions California into becoming a sanctuary city, as the repercussions could be massive.

However, Donald Trump’s threats might fall on deaf ears. According to Wallet Hub, California ranks very low when it comes to dependency on the federal government. The state has always been one of the richest states in America and has even dabbled in the idea of doing a full exit from the United States in defiance of Donald Trump. They certainly have the resources and cash to do so. Figures have placed California as becoming the sixth largest economy in the world if they ever do separate from the Donald Trump’s America.

????????El #Calexit : California quiere independizarse tras la elección de Donald Trump como presidente de los Estados Unidos. Aunque el movimiento independentista existía desde hace años, la elección del magnate ha vuelto a poner el asunto sobre la mesa. De hecho miles de personas se manifestaron en Sacramento, la capital del estado, el miércoles por la noche para pedir la independencia. Este movimiento independentista está liderado por “ Yes California Independence” organización fundada en 2014. Recuerda que California es la sexta economía más grande del mundo, más poderosa que Francia y con más población que Polonia, por lo tanto no puede compararse con los otros 49 estados, sino con otros países independientes. ????????Uno de las razones que alega California para querer abandonar Estados Unidos es el conflicto ideológico que hay entre ambas partes: California es un estado de tradición demócrata, con 5 millones de votos hispanos y que en las últimas elecciones votó a Clinton, mientras que en EEUU el próximo presidente será Trump, republicano y considerado racista. Pero la mayor queja de California es que el dinero con el que les financia el Estado Federal no es suficiente para mantener sus infraestructuras y otras partidas de gasto. Esto es lo que dice “Yes California independence” en su página web:"Sector por sector, California se compara y compite con países, no sólo con los otros 49 estados de la unión. Desde nuestro punto de vista, EEUU representa muchas cosas que chocan con los valores de los californianos. Seguir siendo un estado significa que California continúa financiando a los otros estados en detrimento propio y de nuestros hijos". ????????El calendario independentista pasa por presentar una propuesta ciudadana en 2018, y de ser aprobada, convocar un referéndum en California para 2019 y conseguir la independencia. Todo esto manteniendo en la nueva nación el dólar como moneda ya que es una moneda fuerte con la que poder negociar con otros países. ????????Más noticias en nuestra página web eleconomista.es (link en bio) ????Fotografía: Twitter Yes California @californieindependencee #Trump #California #EEUU

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Unfortunately for those wanting California to become an independent nation, seceding from America is going to be a difficult endeavour. The last state to seriously consider seceding from the U.S. was the southern states in the 1860s, and that resulted in a full-blown civil war. The biggest problem with all of this is that the American constitution does not layout how a state can leave America. Only a change in the U.S. Constitution or a massive revolution can change all of this.

Donald Trump has been one of the most controversial presidents in America’s young history. Trump has already told America that he is planning to replace the previous administration’s “ObamaCare.” Recently, Donald Trump even made a bigger splash by signing an executive order that basically bans seven Muslim-dominated countries from entering the United States for a certain period of time. Trump also reneged on a deal that lets refugees enter America for humanitarian reasons.

But California remains one of Donald Trump’s staunchest critics. The fact of the matter is, Donald Trump cannot continue to antagonize the state as it is one of America’s strongest economies, as well as an important state for his re-election. The recent threats that he made will only make things worse. However, California should accept the fact that it will take a historical feat to secede from America and the two factions just need to work together and find common ground.

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