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Trump's Golden State bad blood

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Expect America's most prominent hate-hate relationship to get even nastier as President Trump and California clash in the lead-up to 2020.

Quick take: Hillary Clinton walloped Trump there by 30 percentage points in 2016 and the Democratic "blue wave" in 2018 swept loads of California Republicans from the House. And it's not just elections: Trump has turned the power of the federal government on California, while the Golden State has taken the lead in seeing him in court, Politico Mag's Michael Grunwald reports.

Trump weighs in on Jussie Smollett

President Trump weighed in on the Jussie Smollett case in a Thursday tweet:

".@JussieSmollett - what about MAGA and the tens of millions of people you insulted with your racist and dangerous comments!? #MAGA"

The big picture: Smollett, an actor on "Empire," has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report — a felony — claiming he was attacked by Trump supporters who yelled homophobic and racist slurs.

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