Skipping their political disagreements, President Donald Trump and California Gov. Gavin Newsom seemed to find a common voice in their response to emergencies, including two earthquakes that cracked the state in past few days.
Newsom revealed on Saturday afternoon, July 6, that he had got a phone from President Trump and the president was committed to helping California recover from the earthquakes, The Associated Press reported.
The governor told reporters that he and the president were talking about the disaster and other struggles California has been through, including two wildfires that devastated the state six months ago.
“There’s no question we don’t agree on everything, but one area where there’s no politics, where we work extremely well together, is our response to emergencies,” Newsom said.
The Democratic governor added that President Trump was “committed in the long haul, the long run, to help support the rebuilding efforts.”
According to The Sacramento Bee, Newsom thanked the president for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s assistance with the state’s response as an “extension of the administration.”
The governor expressed his confidence that President Trump would be forthcoming in immediate terms with the federal declaration, after he had declared a state of emergency for Southern California on Friday night.
Two earthquakes jolted an area from Sacramento to Las Vegas to Mexico, with the first one reaching a 6.4 magnitude on July 4 and the second one reaching 7.1 magnitude on July 5, becoming the largest quake in the region in nearly 20 years.