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LIVE BLOG: President Trump visits U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico

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Posted at 11:50 AM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 17:51:53-04

(KGTV) - President Trump flew to Southern California Friday for a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico.

Watch live coverage of Trump's arrival, round table discussion, and border tour.

President Trump will meet with border patrol officials and tour a two-mile section of recently rebuilt fencing.

11:40 a.m. Air Force One lands at Naval Air Facility El Centro.

11:53 a.m. President Trump leaves Air Force One and is greeted by U.S. Border Patrol officials, Rep. Duncan Hunter, and a crowd of military families waiting on the tarmac.

11:59 a.m. The presidential motorcade leaves the air base for the border wall.

12:04 p.m. President Trump, with an escort of law enforcement, drives past a crowd of supporters.

12:42 p.m. The president speaks to reporters at the border meeting, thanking Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and the Army Corps of Engineers.

1:00 p.m. Border Patrol Sector Chief Gloria Chavez presents President Trump with a piece of the new border wall during roundtable talk.

1:30 p.m. President Trump is leaving the round table to see the border fence.

2:03 p.m. The president gets a look at the new replacement wall construction.

2:05 p.m. "They're begging me for the wall in San Diego," President Trump says near the border in Calexico.

2:33 p.m. Traffic backs up on Calexico streets as the presidential motorcade heads back to the air base.

2:50 p.m. President Trump leaves on Air Force One for Los Angeles.