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Mayor Faulconer meets with President Trump to discuss issues facing San Diego

Posted at 3:14 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 21:20:00-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KGTV) -- San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer was in Washington D.C. Tuesday to meet with President Donald Trump and discuss issues impacting San Diego.

According to the White House, Faulconer and the President discussed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

While in the White House, Faulconer also raised several concerns facing San Diego including polluted water flowing in the Tijuana River Valley.

Faulconer also discussed San Diego’s homeless crisis with Trump, and what the city is doing to solve homelessness.

"I had a chance to briefly meet with the President to discuss a few big issues facing San Diego," Faulconer said on Twitter following the meeting. "We talked about the pending #USMCA deal, California’s homeless crisis, and I also brought up sewage coming from the Tijuana River Valley – and encouraged more federal action to fix it."

The mayor's press secretary, Ashley Bailey, said, "It was really rewarding that (Faulconer) got to meet with the president and push issues that are important with San Diegans.''

Bailey said immigration was not get discussed during the meeting.

The mayor was originally scheduled to meet with the White House Intergovernmental Affairs Team, but Trump heard Faulconer was in Washington and invited him for a meeting in the Oval Office.

City News Service contributed to this report.