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By Monica Showalter, American Thinker, February 20, 2020

President Trump brings razor-sharp instincts to the political picture, and nowhere was it more obvious than in his appearance in Bakersfield, California, signing a bill to clean up the junk-science federal “research” on water for the parched Central Valley and, better still, ordering the feds to give California’s Central Valley farmers the water for their farms that they already paid for.

According to Politico:

“What they’re doing to your state is a disgrace,” Trump said. “After decades of failure and delays in ensuring critical water rights for the people of the state, we are determined to finally get your problems solved.”

The official water “record of decision” was signed Wednesday, outlining endangered species rules for California’s main water hub. Central Valley politicians have railed for years against water restrictions intended to help salmon and smelt that inhabit the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers and Delta further north.

It came at a time when a tape came out of Democratic standard-bearer Michael Bloomberg belittling American farmers as not having much “gray matter” along with a smarmy claim that “I could teach everyone in this room how to farm.”  Really, Mike?

The video of Trump’s retort, honoring the farmers, and getting the farmers’ roaring support in return, was a thing of beauty: