California Gov. Jerry Brown (D.) praised Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, comparing his government favorably to the one in Washington.
Speaking to MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, Brown discussed his June meeting with Xi. The two men met in China for a discussion of climate policy, shortly after President Donald Trump officially decided to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.
Brown said that California and others states are forming a climate alliance, but that they need leadership from Washington more like Xi’s in China.
“I met with President Xi for almost an hour. This is a very determined man,” Brown said. “He’s building roads and high-speed rail and not just in China, but all over the world.”
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