Trump thanks California governor for sending troops to border: ‘Good job’

Trump thanks California governor for sending troops to border: ‘Good job’
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well' Freed American 'overwhelmed with gratitude' after being released from Venezuela Ivanka Trump to campaign for Devin Nunes in California MORE on Thursday praised Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown (Calif.) for accepting federal funding to increase the state’s number of National Guard troops.

“California Governor Jerry Brown is doing the right thing and sending the National Guard to the Border,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Thank you Jerry, good move for the safety of our Country!”

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Brown formally accepted the funding in a Wednesday letter to Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisPentagon approves hundreds more National Guard troops to support border agents Overnight Defense: Trump now says Kim summit could still happen June 12 | Details emerge on Senate defense bill | Trump tells Navy grads 'they are respecting us again' Hillicon Valley: Sweeping new data rules take effect | Facebook, Google already hit with complaints | Schumer slams reported ZTE deal | Senators look to save cyber post | Dem wants answers about Trump's phone security MORE and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenKamala Harris: Trump should send officials to testify on immigration policy separating migrant families Pentagon approves hundreds more National Guard troops to support border agents Homeland Security proposes halting 'startup visas' for foreign entrepreneurs MORE. But the California governor also slammed Trump for his pursuit of a wall on the United States-Mexico border.

“But let’s be crystal clear on the scope of this mission," Brown said in the letter. "This will not be a mission to build a new wall. It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life. And the California National Guard will not be enforcing federal immigration laws."

Mattis last week issued a memo authorizing as many as 4,000 National Guard troops to bolster the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to beef up border security, an integral part of Trump's campaign and immigration policy.