Trump Makes First Trip to California as President

President Trump is scheduled to visit California on Tuesday. It is his first visit to the state since be elected President in 2016.
His itinerary includes a Beverly Hills fundraising dinner and a tour to see prototypes under consideration for his proposed border-wall initiative.
Trump has had a very contentious relationship with state officials since taking office. One factor may be that California did not vote for Trump.
In fact, Hillary Clinton won the state by more than 4 million votes. The margin also gave Clinton the popular vote win.
Another issue is Trump’s immigration policy. The State has decided to remain a “sanctuary” state despite the Trump Adminstrations cutting of funds to an executive order signed during the Obama Administration.
Trump said that the state’s defiance of Federal law is a big mistake.
“The State of California is sheltering dangerous criminals in a brazen and lawless attack on our Constitutional system of government,’ Trump complained in his weekly address.
Last week, Trump’s Department of Justice file suit against California to reverse a set of state laws which would provide protection for people residing in the U.S. illegally.
Oakland’s mayor Libby Schaaf even went as far as to warn residents of a pending Federal raid to remove illegal immigrants from the city.
Trump called the mayor’s actions “a disgrace” while Attorney General Jeff Sessions was even more incensed by Schaaf’s warning.
“How dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical open borders agenda,” said Sessions to .
California Governor Jerry Brown said the Federal government under President Trump is “going to war” by suing his state over immigration policy differences. Brown has been openly critical of Trump both during the Presidential campaign and the administrations first year saying the White House is “full of liars.”
On Monday, Brown invited the President to visit his high-speed train project which needs federal funds to be completed.
“In California we are focusing on bridges, not walls,” wrote Brown in a letter to Trump on Monday.
The White House responded by saying the President will visit the site where eight border-wall prototypes are being reviewed by the Department of Homeland Security.

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