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President Trump Confirms Visit To California Next Week

03/09/2018 11:24 AM | TLC Team (Administrator)

Donald Trump is expected to visit the border wall prototypes in his first visit to the Golden State as president.

SAN DIEGO, CA -- White House officials confirmed President Donald Trump will visit California next week to inspect the border wall prototypes. The announcement comes just one day after his administration announced it was suing the state over its immigration laws, a move that symbolizes Trump's rocky relationship with California's lawmakers.

The visit to California will be Trump's first since elected president.

ABC 7 reported White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Trump's visit during Wednesday's press briefing. Sanders said he was unable to visit California in the past because "he's been busy growing the economy, creating jobs, defeating ISIS, remaking the judiciary. I'd be happy to name off some other success but I think that's enough."

Trump's proposal to build a massive border wall was at the forefront of his presidential campaign. He initially proposed a 2,000-mile wall in between the U.S. and Mexico, but has since proposed a 722-mile wall.

The wall has been estimated to cost as much as $67 billion, according to Fortune. Eight wall prototypes have been built for consideration at the San Diego border.

Trump's visit to California comes amid a rocky relationship with state leaders. The state's Democrats have been vocal in denouncing plans to build a border wall, among other moves made by the administration.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration planned to file a lawsuit against California over its laws to protect people living in the country illegally. Sessions argued the state's actions undermine the federal government's efforts to deport immigrants.

The lawsuit was announced days after Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf publicly warned residents of an impending Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid on Feb. 24. The raid resulted in 150 arrests, but more than 800 people were outstanding.

It's unclear what Trump's agenda will be when he arrives in California next week.

--Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during the Lation Coalition's Legislative Summit at the J.W. Marriott March 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. This was Trump's first time to address the organization of conservative Latino business owners, which is under the leadership of former George W. Bush administration Small Business Administraiton head Hector Barreto. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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