President Trump arrives in Los Angeles
President Trump arrives in Los Angeles. White House photo

President Donald Trump will attend a fundraising luncheon in San Diego Wednesday in support of his 2020 re-election campaign and visit a section of his border wall.

Trump’s arrival is part of a West Coast fundraising swing to Palo Alto, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and San Diego. The fundraiser, to be held at the U.S. Grant Hotel, is expected to generate roughly $4 million for the campaign and the trip as a whole is expected to raise upwards of $15 million for the Trump Victory Fund, a joint committee of the Republican National Committee and the campaign.

Trump visited Palo Alto and Beverly Hills Tuesday, taking time to rail against liberal bastions in a solidly blue state.

“We can’t let Los Angeles, San Francisco and numerous other cities destroy themselves by allowing what’s happening,” he said aboard Air Force One in a reference to homelessness, according to the Los Angeles Times. He also suggested that the number of homeless residents in major cities is making residents of those cities move out of the country.

Trump is expected to arrive in San Diego Wednesday morning before heading to the fundraiser. A group of protesters is expected to gather outside the hotel prior to the fundraiser to decry Trump’s presidency. The protest is scheduled for 9 a.m., according to CBS 8.

In the afternoon, Trump will fly by helicopter to Otay Mesa for a border wall visit expected to last under an hour.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.