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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 renews attacks against Tester over VA nominee on eve of Montana rally Trump submits 2017 federal income tax returns Corker: Trump administration 'clamped down' on Saudi intel, canceled briefing 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 worries Saudi Arabia treated as 'guilty until proven innocent' | McConnell opens door to sanctions | Joint Chiefs chair to meet Saudi counterpart | Mattis says Trump backs him '100 percent' Joint Chiefs chairman to meet with Saudi counterpart Mattis says Trump backs him '100 percent' despite 'Democrat' remark MORE and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenTucker Carlson says he 'can't really' dine out anymore because people keep yelling at him Top Judiciary Dems call for unredacted 'zero tolerance' memo The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Dem path to a Senate majority narrows 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.