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First you sue them, then you visit them.
President Donald Trump is finally coming to California next week, a state he’s had the most fraught relationship with. The White House has issued the confirmation on Wednesday.
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced Trump’s visit to California during a press briefing Wednesday. Sanders did not discuss the President’s agenda for the trip, neither did she specify where exactly the president would be visiting in the said state.
The Los Angeles Times quoting an unnamed administration official, however, reported that Trump would visit the Golden State on Tuesday to inspect prototypes for his proposed southern border wall.
The paper also said that Trump will do the inspection in San Diego, and will also attend a Republican fundraiser in Beverly Hills. The tickets for the invitation for the said fundraiser event are pegged at $35,000 to $250,000 based on an invitation obtained by The Times.
The trip will mark Trump’s visit to California as President. California is a known stronghold of Democrats and liberals. The said state is also considered the “center of resistance” to Trump. The President has also returned the animosity, often criticizing California.
The announcement of the President’s visit to California also follows the news that the Trump administration is suing the state for its ‘sanctuary city’ laws that it says undermine federal efforts to go after illegal immigrants.
Sanders was also asked why the President is only visiting California now, more than a year into his presidency. Sanders answered: “He’s been very busy growing the economy, creating jobs, defeating ISIS, remaking the judiciary. I’d be happy to name off some other success but I think that’s enough.”
No other U.S. President since Dwight Eisenhower skipped visiting California on his first year in office.