Californians protest Trump during visit

Californians protest Trump during visit
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Hundreds of protesters gathered in and around Los Angeles late Tuesday in response to President TrumpDonald John TrumpPoll: Both parties need to do more on drug prices Senate approves .3 trillion spending bill, sending to Trump White House: Trump will delay steel tariffs for EU, six countries MORE’s first visit to California since taking office.

While Trump attended a fundraiser at Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Edward Glazer’s home, hundreds of people held a rally in Beverly Hills to oppose the president, the Los Angeles Times reported. Attendees carried signs and props to express their displeasure.

LGBT and immigrant groups attended the rally to speak out against the Trump administration, which has rolled back protections for both of those groups. 

Other protesters appeared near San Diego earlier Tuesday, where the president examined a series of border wall prototypes and spoke to Marines.

As Trump’s motorcade made its way up the freeway from the San Diego area to Los Angeles, at least one person flipped off the passing cars, the Los Angeles Times reported.

“I’m here to tell him he’s not welcome here,” another woman told the newspaper. “He’s a traitor.”

California has emerged as a fierce opponent of Trump's policies, particularly on immigration. The Justice Department announced last week it is suing the state over three of its so-called sanctuary laws, which protect immigrants in the country illegally.

California lawmakers have been vocal critics of the administration's decision and have vowed to uphold the state's laws.