Professor Smith Discusses California Opposition to President Trump

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- “California is not only the center of the opposition, it’s the battleground of where Trump wants to do a lot of things — like coastal drilling and marijuana” legalization crackdown, said Robert Smith, a professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University and author of Polarization and the Presidency: From FDR to Barack Obama.

“It reminds me of the division between the Southern states and the federal government over civil rights (a half century ago),” Smith said. “It’s just a different set of issues.”