California Braces for Protests as Trump Makes First Visit

13 March, 2018, 11:33 | Author: Mable Gonzales
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US President Donald Trump is today due to inspect eight prototypes for his proposed border wall with Mexico.

Trump's relationship with the Golden State has been rocky at best, and his reception may not be as warm as the one he received in his recent Pennsylvania campaign rally.

Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer - who is not expected to meet with Trump during his visit - did not support the resolution but also did not veto it.

"The State of California is sheltering risky criminals in a brazen and lawless attack on our Constitutional system of government,"the president said".

"I think that this is an important thing that the president has talked about - the safety and security of the country - and strongly feels that the wall is a big part of that", White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a Washington, D.C., briefing Monday.

"We have to resist, and California has done that well".

Last month, Peña Nieto canceled plans to visit Washington after another phone call with Trump during which the USA president reportedly lost his temper. She is due to leave her post on May 5. He plans to headline a fundraiser in Los Angeles on Tuesday, then review eight prototypes for his promised Mexican border wall near San Diego on Wednesday.

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A former GOP congressional aide told The Guardian that Trump's visit will likely remind California voters of the words and actions he's leveled against the state. "He's the most irresponsible person I've seen in government", Vargas said.

San Diego is the largest city on the U.S. -Mexico border to formally oppose his plans, passing a resolution in 2017.

Stuart Varney noted that there are expected to be multiple protests during Trump's visit, including one scheduled for Tuesday evening in the affluent Los Angeles suburb Beverly Hills.

"I mean, frankly, if I wanted to pull our people from California, you would have a crying mess like you've never seen in California", Trump said weeks ago, warning there would be "crime like nobody has ever seen crime in this country". Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand MORE, who announced the lawsuit against California just blocks from the state capital in Sacramento.

In the 2016 presidential election six out of 10 Californians voted for Hillary Clinton. We have a world-class train system under construction.

Brown last week accused the Trump administration of being "at war" with California following its filing of a lawsuit against the state targeting its so-called "sanctuary city" laws meant to protect undocumented immigrants. "And that's more than just a figure of speech", Brown wrote in a letter to Trump on Monday. We are already putting 1,700 Americans to work.

Trump's supporters were mainly in the rural north and east of the state and in January a small group tried to break away and create a New California, which they hoped would become the 51 state. "Let's tell him that we want to BUILD BRIDGES, NOT WALLS!"

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