If Trump becomes president, California would need its own wall, governor jokes

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If Trump becomes president, California would need its own wall, governor jokes

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California Gov. Jerry Brown

Donald Trump might not be the only political figure with plans for building a wall.

According to the Sacramento Bee, California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, joked that his state would need its own wall if Trump becomes president.

"If Trump were ever elected, we'd have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country," he said Monday at a dinner with the California Labor Federation and State Building and Construction Trades Council in Sacramento. "By the way, that is a joke. We don't like walls; we like bridges."

This isn't the first time Brown, 77, has taken a dig at Trump's plans for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Brown recently told Bloomberg that Trump's idea is "absolutely preposterous."

"It would create such tension with our closest neighbor that, probably, a dumber idea I can't imagine," Brown said.

At Monday's event, Brown stressed the benefits of immigration.

"Some of these old white guys ought to recognize that the whole pension system would collapse if we didn't have a bunch of young people coming into this country and into this state," he said, according to KNSD-TV. "They're not all coming from here. They're coming from other places."

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