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Exclusive: Tom Steyer Talks Trump
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
Published 7 years ago on
April 24, 2017

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Tom Steyer is a force in California politics. The successful hedge fund manager turned environmental activist at NextGen Climate donated $91 million in the last campaign, making him the country’s top donor according to Open Secrets. He has also contemplated running for governor in 2018.

Recently, Steyer stopped in Fresno to speak at a fundraiser for the county’s Democratic party. GV Wire spoke with him in a long-form interview discussing a range of topics. In part one, Steyer shares his thoughts on President Trump’s first 100 days in office. His grade: time to call for a parent-teacher conference. Steyer is critical of Trump’s handling of immigration issues and isn’t afraid to share his opinion.

In parts 2 and 3 to be released later this week, Steyer talks about his plans to fix housing, water and what factors will determine if he runs for governor or not.

 

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David Taub,
Senior Reporter
Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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