Jerry Brown Blasts Trump’s “Alternate Universe of Non-Facts”

Diane Ravitch's blog

Mother Jones posted an article that includes California Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State message, which is a direct response to Trump’s Brave New World of alternative facts, sycophancy, and censorship.

Here is the full text as it appears on the state website: 

Edmund G. Brown Jr.
State of the State Address
Remarks as Prepared
January 24, 2017


Thank you. Thank you for all that energy and enthusiasm. It is just what we need for the battle ahead. So keep it up and don’t ever falter.

This is California, the sixth most powerful economy in the world. One out of every eight Americans lives right here and 27 percent – almost eleven million – were born in a foreign land.

When California does well, America does well. And when California hurts, America hurts.

As the English poet, John Donne, said almost 400 years ago:

“No man is an island…

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