By Steve Kiggins, USA Today
California Gov. Gavin Newsom used one of President Donald Trump’s go-to insults against him on Wednesday night.
The bubbling feud between two men on opposite ends of the political spectrum took its latest turn on Twitter with Trump demanding California repay billions to the federal government a day after Newsom announced plans to downsize the Golden State’s grand plans for the nation’s first high-speed rail train.
“California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars,” Trump tweeted. “They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money back now. Whole project is a “green” disaster!”
It took less than an hour for Newsom’s answer, beginning with two words that Trump has made famous: “Fake news.”
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