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 TrumpAl Gore: Trump has had 'less of an impact on environment so far than I feared' Trump claims tapes of him saying the 'n-word' don't exist Trump wanted to require staffers to get permission before writing books: report 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 MattisOvernight Defense: Trump signs 7B defense policy bill into law | Rips McCain hours after signing bill named after him | Green Beret killed in Afghanistan blast US soldier killed by IED in Afghanistan Trump signs 7B annual defense policy bill into law MORE and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenHouston-area Mexican restaurant responds to backlash for serving Sessions, slams family separations Jeff Sessions dines at Mexican restaurant before speech against uncontrolled immigration Celebrities launch 'Dear Ivanka' Instagram campaign 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.