California governor says at climate event that he is 'humiliated' by Trump

California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin Christopher NewsomLet's put 'Reaganomics' to rest California to send 500 ventilators to national stockpile Testing struggles emerge as key hurdle to reopening country MORE (D) on Monday hammered President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE on the climate crisis, the Los Angeles Times reported, saying he's "absolutely humiliated" by the president's approach.

“I don’t know what the hell happened to this country that we have a president that we do today on this issue,” Newsom said at the opening ceremony for a Climate Week event in New York.

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“Because it’s a damn shame. It really is. I’m not a little embarrassed about it — I’m absolutely humiliated by what’s going on.”

Newsom is in New York, where the the United Nations Climate Action Summit is taking place, highlighting how California is addressing climate change.

California is considered a global leader in the arena, having done significant work on emissions reduction, electric vehicles and renewable energy.

Trump, a climate change skeptic, has taken the U.S. out of the landmark Paris agreement, supported the fossil fuel industry and rolled back environmental regulations.

Newsom's pointed criticism of Trump on climate comes after the administration revoked an exception under the Clean Air Act allowing California to set its own tailpipe emissions standards. That move is likely to elicit a long legal battle.