California governor to rebut Trump in 1st State of State

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is preparing to deliver his first State of the State address a day after declaring he wouldn't participate in the Trump administration's "political theater" over border security.

The Democratic governor is likely to ratchet up his rhetoric against President Trump in today’s address, a month into Newsom's governorship.

Newsom told reporters "we've been sucked into this vortex of the absurd, I want to get out of it — that's what I was elected to do."

His address will offer yet another opportunity for Newsom to outline his vision for California, a state dominated by Democrats, and contrast it with stalemates in Washington.

Newsom has sparred repeatedly with Trump and excerpts of his speech indicate he'll rebut pieces of the State of the Union address delivered by Trump.

Dawn Kamber