Donald Trump is coming – at last – to the state he loves to hate, setting foot in California for his first time as president.
This is turf he lost to Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 4 million votes in 2016. He has mocked its judges for blocking his agenda, sued over its lax enforcement of immigration laws and threatened to pull out federal agents.
But there's something he's dying to see here: the prototypes for his long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. And there's something he's eager to do here: raise cash from the Beverly Hills crowd.
Trump's arrival Tuesday will come just days after his Justice Department sued to block a trio of state laws designed to protect people living in the U.S. illegally. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown likened it to 'an act of war' with Trump's administration.
'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, accusing California's leaders of being 'in open defiance of federal law.'