PolitiFact California: Trump Visits California

18 March, 2018, 02:11 | Author: Jason Torres
  • US President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes in San Diego California

US President Donald Trump waves as he shelters from the rain under an umbrella as he disembarks from Airforce One in Los Angeles, California on March 13, 2018. Protesters, including deported veterans on the Tijuana side, were kept mostly out of sight.

Trump was greeted at LAX by Shawn Steel, a member of the Republican National Committee, his wife, Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel, and Andy Gharakhani, the executive director of the Los Angeles Chapter of New Majority, a political action committee which describes itself as promoting a fiscally responsible philosophy in government and an inclusive mainstream approach toward politics. "Borderlands communities are some of the safest in our country and this fear mongering will have unsafe and irreversible consequences in the places we call home if this wall is constructed", said Ruben Arizmendi, chair of the San Diego Sierra Club and attorney. -Mexican border wall, saying it's the first line of defense to undocumented immigration, though he prefers one that is "see-through".

About 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of the prototypes, protesters chanted, "No ban!" He spoke to senior Border Patrol officials while inspecting the wall prototypes for about an hour, addressed service members at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and, finally, mingled with deep-pocketed donors at a $5-million campaign fundraiser in the Beverly Park home of Edward Glazer, co-chairman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Analyst Carlos Bravo said Trump's decision to fire U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is another concern.

The issue has led to heightened tensions between California and the Trump administration.

Mr Trump flew to San Diego to view several prototypes measuring 30ft-tall (9m), and asked which of them would be hardest to climb. "These are like professional mountain climbers, they're incredible climbers".

Trump is seeking US$25 billion ($34b) from Congress to extend the wall but Democratic leaders have balked. "The wall will save hundreds of billions of dollars — many, many times what it is going to cost".

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People who come to our country in search of a better life for themselves and their children are more likely to follow the laws and enrich their communities. Organizers said they wanted to express "Southern California's opposition to the attacks on civil liberties launched by the Trump Administration". "The state of California is begging us to build walls in certain areas". People were not able to see them up close, as access to the prototypes is restricted. "They're all taking refuge".

He renewed complaints that Los Angeles, San Francisco and other major cities are providing protection for illegal immigrants who have committed crimes. The mayor of Oakland, Calif., Libby Schaaf, also drew the president's ire after she warnedundocumented immigrants of a planned federal immigration raid last month. Brown accused U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions of "going to war" with California to appease Trump.

That's after the government spent $2.3 billion from 2007 to 2015 to extend fences across 654 miles (1,052 kilometers) of border and more to fix them. The place is totally out of control.

California laws and policies do not provide "sanctuary" for criminals. Brown continued, blaming the Trump administration for "sowing division and discord", and called on lawmakers to "build bridges, not walls". And California remains the 6th largest economy in the world and the most prosperous state in America. As Trump visited the border last Tuesday, the ongoing harvest is a reminder of how little has changed, despite all the heated immigration rhetoric in Washington.

"I want Trump to see that he can't categorize all Mexicans", he said.

Many Republican candidates kept their distance from Trump on Tuesday, given his low popularity in the state. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a front-runner in the governor's race, released an online animated video caricaturing the president and his immigration policies. "A 1,900-mile waste of taxpayer money that - news flash - is impossible to complete". I will continue to zealously fight to defend our state laws and protect the public safety of all Californians.

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