Politics

Trump to visit California for first time since becoming president

File: Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim.
File: Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally on May 25, 2016 in Anaheim.
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President Donald Trump will visit Southern California in mid-March, California Republican National Committee Chairman Shawn Steel confirmed Tuesday.

Trump’s plans include a visit to see prototypes of the proposed border wall that he has championed since his presidential campaign.

The president will also attend a Republican National Committee fundraiser in Los Angeles, Steel said by email.

Trump has not visited California since he became president — 403 days ago.

A judge sided with the president Tuesday on a challenge to building a border wall with Mexico. The decision came days after construction began on a 30-foot high barrier in Calexico, California, the administration's first wall project outside of eight prototypes in San Diego that were completed in October.

This story has been updated.