For a billionaire businessman, Donald Trump is turning out to be an excellent president, for no other chief executive in modern history has put a governor on the spot like he just did.
As the national debt surpasses $22 trillion thanks to entitlement programs we can't afford and which Congress refuses to reform, the president, in trying to squeeze all he can out of every tax dollar the federal government spends, is demanding that California Gov. Gavin Newsom return billions of dollars his state received to fund a high-speed rail project he just canceled.
As wonders never cease, Newsom, the consummate big government liberal Democrat, actually admitted during his recent State of the State address that a public works project was too expensive to maintain.
Specifically, as Fox News reported, Newsom canceled the Golden State's "massive high-speed rail project from Los Angeles to San Francisco that was more than a decade behind schedule and billions in the red."