Oakland mayor’s pragmatic supporters hope her feud with Trump doesn’t blow back on city

Oakland mayor’s pragmatic supporters hope her feud with Trump doesn’t blow back on city
Mayor Libby Schaaf of Oakland, CA. (Image: Screen grab of Mercury News video)

[Ed. – Just posture, for crying out loud, Libby — don’t harsh the gravy train.]

[Q]uietly, behind the scenes, there are some members of her own party and big supporters of illegal immigrants who are worried that Schaaf has gone too far and there may be some payback on the way.

“I wish she’d simply made that notification quietly,” said Joe Tuman, one of more than a dozen candidates who ran against Schaaf for mayor. “Because she’s in [Trump’s] gun sights, rhetorically speaking, Oakland is in his gun sights.”

Noel Gallo, a councilman who represents a large immigrant population in the city’s Fruitvale district, fears his constituents — many of whom are in the country illegally — will be the ones who pay a price. “The city of Oakland does need federal support for many services,” Gallo said. “I don’t want to get into a fight with Trump at that level.”

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