California Governor David Newsom promises 'sanctuary to all who seek it' as he slams Trump's immigration policy

The 51-year-old former San Francisco mayor reportedly challenged the Trump administration, specifically on immigration, as he was sworn into office on Monday.


                            California Governor David Newsom promises 'sanctuary to all who seek it' as he slams Trump's immigration policy

California's new governor, Democrat Gavin Newsom, on Wednesday slammed President Donald Trump's immigration policies and promised that the state will be a "sanctuary to all who seek it." The 51-year-old former San Francisco mayor reportedly challenged the Trump administration, specifically on immigration, as he was sworn into office on Monday.

Newsom, who is the former husband of Donald Trump Jr's partner Kimberly Guilfoyle, said children should not be "ripped away from their parents" at the border and left hungry while the president appears to be spending billions of dollars on a "wall that should never be built," the Daily Mail reported.

U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions from the press while departing the White House on November 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to campaign today in Mississippi for Republican senate candidate Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. (Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions from the press while departing the White House on November 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to campaign today in Mississippi for Republican senate candidate Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. (Getty Images)

The newly-elected governor also referred to the Trump administration as corrupt and incompetent and promised that his state will "write America's future." The governor's two-year-old son Dutch also made news as he interrupted his father during his inauguration speech.



 

"Together, let us build a house stronger than the coming storms, yet open to the world," Newsom said after picking up his son and holding him in his arms as he continued, "A house that provides shelter to all that need it, and sanctuary to all who seek it. Where opportunity abounds for all that will work for it. A true California house, sun-kissed, dream-soaked, and built with the sweat of honest work."

Newsom is currently married to a documentary filmmaker and actress, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and the couple have four children: Dutch, Brooklyn, Montana and Hunter, according to reports. The former mayor divorced prosecutor-turned-Fox News personality Kimberly, who is currently dating the president's eldest son. The pair reportedly cited "difficulties due to their careers on opposite coasts," as their reason of separation.



 

Newsom as the then-mayor of San Francisco, in 2004, had directed San Francisco city clerks to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, which was in violation of state and federal law at the time. The state Supreme Court, a month later, intervened and halted the practice. Newsom, later in 2016, heavily campaigned for the winning 2016 gun control ballot measure, which restricted possession of high-capacity magazine and required background checks to buy bullets, reports state.