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Looking ahead to President Trump’s CA visit today




US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on March 13, 2018. Trump is heading to California where he is expected to inspect the border wall prototypes in San Diego.
US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on March 13, 2018. Trump is heading to California where he is expected to inspect the border wall prototypes in San Diego.
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President Trump makes his first visit as president to California Tuesday.

The President is expected to speak to troops, attend a fundraiser and inspect recently constructed prototypes for a border wall with Mexico. The visit comes amid tension between the two governments, President Trump’s administration has been at odds with California Democrats over policies from immigration to tax reform.

Meanwhile, advocacy groups were expected to begin protesting before Air Force One lands today in a state where voters supported Hillary Clinton by a nearly 2-to-1 margin in 2016.

With guest host Libby Denkmann.

Guests:

Scott Shafer, senior editor for the Politics and Government Desk at KQED, our sister NPR affiliate in San Francisco; host of the the new show Political Breakdown on KQED

Erik Anderson, reporter at KPBS, our sister NPR affiliate in San Diego; he’s at Otay Mesa, a community just north of the US-Mexico border covering a pro-Trump rally

John Sepulvado, host of the show "California Report" on KQED, our sister NPR affiliate in San Francisco; he’s at the San Ysidro Port of Entry near the border covering President Trump’s visit; he tweets @JohnLGC