Supporters, Protesters Await Trump's Border Visit In California

  • Supporters, Protesters Await Trump's Border Visit In California

Supporters, Protesters Await Trump's Border Visit In California

According to the Fresno Bee, anti-Trump activists called off a protest planned for Wednesday, saying a visit to Fresno was unlikely on the president's California tour.

Trump said the first thing he noticed on the drive to view the prototypes was the patched-up holes in part of the existing fence at the border.

Demonstrators draped themselves in U.S. flags and waved placards emblazoned with slogans such as "Humpty Trumpty will fall off his wall", "Resist unstable idiot", and "No hate in the Golden State". Trump has insisted Mexico pay for the wall but Mexico has adamantly refused to consider the idea.

California was designated a "sanctuary state" by Gov.

Trump reviews border wall prototypes on Tuesday in the outskirts of San Diego.

To help prevent a riot or other violence, local law enforcement has issued a temporary ban of poles, boards and other items for the area near the border wall prototypes.

At least two protests and rallies planned at different locations today, with organizers making their plans based on expectations of where and when Trump will pass by.

Former Customs and Border Protection chief Jayson Ahern and Bush administration DHS veteran, who's now a principal at The Chertoff Group, said he hopes Trump's advisers are warning him to not appear to put his thumb on the scales - as anything that seems to break from the rulebook could spawn tedious legal challenges by the makers of prototypes that aren't chosen. Jerry Brown has "done a very poor job running California".

On the day of Trump's California visit, Becerra was stronger in his response to Trump.

Supporters for Trump have begun to gather in Otay Mesa where the border wall prototypes are located.

"I'll take you to East L.A. and Boyle Heights, " he said.

Gomez sponsored a resolution passed by the San Diego City Council in 2017 opposing the wall, calling it detrimental to the city's environment and tourism. "They have the highest taxes in the United States, the place is totally out of control".

The report comes as Trump heads to California to look at prototypes of his long-talked-about project, which have been constructed near the U.S. -Mexico border near San Diego.

He has been a vocal critic of the border wall, describing it as counterproductive to the state's economic growth. In the evening, Trump will attend a GOP fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

"Proceeds benefit the Trump Victory reelection campaign and various RNC accounts".

Speaking on Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump still enjoyed support in California, despite losing there to his opponent Hillary Clinton by four million votes. The trip came amid an escalating battle between his administration and the liberal state, which has refused to help federal agents detain immigrants in the US illegally. "We are coming out here to support our president and show him that there are a lot of California Trump supporters here, and we are all coming together and banding together to let him know that we're here for him", said San Diego resident Amy Sutton.