President Trump to visit San Diego, inspect border wall prototypes

Posted at 4:09 PM, Feb 26, 2018

SAN DIEGO (KGTV and CNS) - President Trump will visit San Diego in March to view the border wall prototypes, according to the Washington Post.

Trump will get a first-hand look at the eight 30-foot tall prototyles in Otay Mesa and attend a Republic National Committee fundraiser in Los Angeles.

It will be Trump's first to California since he was elected, The Washington Post reported.

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The exact date of the trip was not released but the newspaper reported it would happen in mid-March.

Trump last week lashed out at what he called California officials' "lousy management" and threatened to pull federal immigration agents out of the state.

"They're doing a lousy management job, they have the highest taxes in the nation and they don't know what's happening out there. Frankly it's a disgrace, the sanctuary city situation, the protection of these horrible criminals," Trump said.

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The wall prototypes represent the signature promise of Trump's campaign: To build a "big, beautiful wall" along the U.S.-Mexico border.

He has so far been unsuccessful in his attempts to have Mexico pay for the wall, as he had promised, nor has he been able to secure $18 billion for the project from Congress, which would pay for 300 miles of new barriers and the replacement of 400 miles of existing fencing, according to The Post.