Trump is a buffon but he is triggering crazed social justice warriors, how can this not be popcorn time?
Immigrant, labor and LGBTQ rights activists said President Trump represented the antithesis of California’s values and was not welcome in the state, as they rallied Monday on the eve of his first presidential visit, reports The Los Angeles Times.
I expect the protests to be massive for Trump's visit.
“We welcomed all the presidents that have come before him to this great state, but what we will not welcome are seeds of division and hate. What we will not welcome is racism,” said Angelica Salas, executive director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights. “We have a president who has decided to advance a racist agenda that denies people their most basic human dignity and rights, and we are not about that in California.”
Trump is scheduled to view prototypes of his proposed border wall, then address members of the military and close with a headline a high-dollar fundraiser in Beverly Hills. He is expected to leave Wednesday.
Donors will contribute up to $250,000 each to Trump's campaign and various Republican National Committee accounts to attend the Tuesday evening event at an undisclosed location in Beverly Hills.
"We are prepared for anything," said Los Angeles Deputy Police Chief Horace Frank, who oversees the counter-terrorism and special operations bureau. Frank said while no permitted protests in the form of marches are planned, authorities do expect to see protesters and supporters out in numbers during a presidential visit.
According to LaTi, at least one protest is planned in the Beverly Hills area between 4 and 8 p.m Tuesday by a Facebook group, Trump Not Welcome in LA. The LAPD is preparing for many more protests of various sizes on the Westside.
"I anticipate many more once his itinerary is known," said LAPD Deputy Chief Dennis Kato, who oversees the department's West Bureau.
Heading to see the BORDER WALL prototypes in California! pic.twitter.com/fU6Ukc271l— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018