Trump, California governor feud on Twitter over bullet train – NBC News

President Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom traded tweets Wednesday over federal funding for the state’s scaled-back bullet train project.

“California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars,” Trump said. “They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money back now.”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses the results of an investigation that found Pacific Gas & Electric was not responsible for the Tubbs Fire, in Sacramento, Calif on Jan. 24, 2019.Rich Pedroncelli / AP file

The project was not canceled.

At his first State of the State address since taking office Jan. 7, Newsom said Tuesday that the under-construction transportation project, which has seen projected costs more than double, would be limited for now to a route from Merced to Bakersfield in the Central Valley.


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