Trump to pay first presidential visit to California next week amid immigration “war”

“President Donald Trump will soon make his first trip to California, a state that resoundingly rejected him at polls and whose elected officials have sparred with him in an escalating verbal and legal battle over federal immigration policies,” the Sacramento Bee is reporting this afternoon.

The visit will occur on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“Trump is expected to visit the San Diego area to inspect prototypes of the wall he seeks to build along the border with Mexico, according to a person familiar with the trip but not authorized to speak publicly. The White House did not immediately answer questions about whether Trump planned to visit other parts of the state, usually fertile ground for campaign fund-raising,” the Bee said.

“A California trip for Trump has long been rumored, but never materialized until now – possibly because Trump will likely be the target of protests when he does arrive. Trump lost the state to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by more than 4 million votes in 2016 and Californians have grown increasingly vocal about their opposition to his policies.

“On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit in Sacramento challenging the state’s sanctuary laws aimed at protecting undocumented immigrants.

“Tuesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown accused the Trump administration of ‘basically going to war’ with California after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Sacramento.”

The rest of the article is here.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

6 thoughts on “Trump to pay first presidential visit to California next week amid immigration “war””

  1. “Since Franklin Roosevelt’s first term, when presidents still traveled by rail, no chief executive has gone so long in office without visiting the state.” – L.A. Times

  2. And speaking of “gag orders”-
    President Donald Trump’s lawyer is trying to silence adult-film star Stormy Daniels, obtaining a secret restraining order in a private arbitration proceeding and warning that she will face penalties if she publicly discusses a relationship with the president, NBC News has learned.

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