Trump, Clinton speak in Orange Co. Wednesday

Posted at 5:52 AM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 17:17:02-04

LOS ANGELES -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump and his likely opponent in the November election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, appeared at separate events in Orange County Wednesday.

Trump is holding a noon rally at the Anaheim Convention Center, one day after Clinton's opponent for the Democratic nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, held a rally there.
The visit will be Trump's first to Orange County since April 28, when his appearance in Costa Mesa sparked protests that turned violent and ended with 17 arrests. Some of the protesters jumped on police cars.
Violence also broke out Tuesday night at a Trump rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Several Albuquerque Police Department officers were injured as a result of being hit by rocks thrown by anti-Trump protesters. Protesters also threw bottles and rocks at police horses, and at least one person was arrested, police said.
Anaheim Police Department Chief Raul Quezada warned protestors this morning that there is no room for violence in his city.
"While we recognize and respect the First Amendment rights of all individuals to express their viewpoints and protest peacefully, we will not tolerate violence or disobedience of the law during the upcoming rally in Anaheim, Quezada said.
"Everyone has the right to participate without fear of violence or disorder, and we are prepared to take swift and decisive enforcement action should it become necessary.
Protestors are prohibited from blocking sidewalks, interfering with vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and directly advocating violence or imminent lawless activity, Quezada said. Engaging in such behavior may be grounds for the declaration of an unlawful assembly and the arrest of those involved, he said.
Clinton attended an Orange County "organizing event" at 10:30 a.m. at the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 324 in Buena Park before heading north for a rally in Salinas.
The 69-year-old Trump is also scheduled to tape an appearance this afternoon on the ABC late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that will air tonight. The businessman is also set to attend a fundraiser tonight at the Brentwood home of real estate investor Thomas Barrack Jr.
The event will mark a shift in fundraising by Trump, who has largely funded his own campaign so far but is now partnering with the Republican National Committee so he can secure larger donations to bankroll what is expected to be a costly general election battle in November.
Clinton will also appear on a talk show today, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," in an interview taped Tuesday.
Sanders will hold a midday rally in Cathedral City in Riverside County, then return to Los Angeles County for a late-afternoon event at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster.
This will be the fourth consecutive day Sanders has campaigned in Los Angeles or Orange counties in advance of the June 7 California primary.
This will be the third consecutive day Clinton has been in Los Angeles or Orange counties. She spoke at fundraisers in Holmby Hills and Hancock Park on Monday, then held events Tuesday in South Los Angeles, Commerce and Riverside.
Clinton, 68, said during a rally in Commerce on Tuesday that she would push to put Americans back to work.   
"We've got to get incomes rising," she told a standing-room-only crowd in Commerce. "We've got to get more good jobs. And here's how we're going to do it: We're going to do it by investing -- investing in infrastructure, manufacturing, clean energy. Because some country is going be the clean-energy superpower. It's going to be either Germany, China or us. I want it to be us."
At his rally at the Anaheim Convention Center, adjacent to Disneyland, Sanders was critical of the theme park's corporate parent, the Walt Disney Co.
"Anybody here work for Disney?" he asked the crowd. "Anybody here making a living wage who works for Disney?"
"Let us be clear," he said, "the $7.25 federal minimum wage is not a living wage, it is a starvation wage.
"I believe we should raise that starvation wage in every state in this country to $15 an hour. Life would be a little bit different for some of the employees here working for Disney if the minimum wage here was $15."
California's minimum wage is $10 an hour but will increase to $15 an hour by 2022 under legislation approved earlier this year.
Disney spokeswoman Suzi Brown hit back at Sanders' criticism.
"Mr. Sanders clearly doesn't have his facts right," Brown said. "The Disneyland Resort generates more than $5.7 billion annually for the local economy, and as the area's largest employer has added more than 11,000 jobs over the last decade, a 65 percent increase.
"These numbers don't take into account our $1 billion expansion to add a `Star Wars'-themed land, which will create thousands of additional jobs across multiple sectors."
Sanders also took issue with companies who use foreign labor to manufacture products.
"If they want us to buy their products ... it is time for them to build those products right here in America, not in China," he said.
The Sanders campaign released a new television commercial Tuesday that will run in California ahead of its June 7 primary election.
"What choice do Californians have in this election? Sanders asks in the ad. "The biggest one of all. You have the power to choose a new direction for the Democratic Party. To break the back of a corrupt system of campaign finance that keeps a rigged economy in place. To stand up to Wall Street and
make the wealthy pay their fair share. To fight for tuition-free public colleges and universities.
"California, it's a long way to Washington, but you can send them a message they can't ignore, Sanders says as the commercial concludes.
Also on Tuesday, Sanders sent an email to his national fundraising list in support of eight candidates running for seats in state legislatures around the nation.
"Bernie believes that the path toward bold change requires leaders to take back control of state capitols around the country and ensure fair redistricting in 2020," said Jeff Weaver, Sanders' campaign manager.
"The leaders we're raising money for today are the members of Congress, senators and presidential candidates of tomorrow."
The lone California legislative candidate singled out by Sanders for support was San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, who is running for the state Senate.