“Legal challenges and fierce politicking lie ahead for the farmer-friendly California water moves celebrated with a flourish yesterday by President Trump and his Interior Department team.
In a midafternoon event that festooned an administrative procedure with the trappings of a campaign rally, Trump capped a ‘record of decision' intended to steer more irrigation water to San Joaquin Valley farmers.
‘[It's] going to give you a lot of water, a lot of dam, a lot of everything,' Trump told the California audience. ‘You'll be able to farm your land, and you'll be able to do things you never thought possible.'
But even before the applause faded in a hangar near Bakersfield's Meadows Field Airport, the resistance stiffened elsewhere.”