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The president has visited almost three-fifths of the nation’s states since he’s taken office. The Los Angeles Times notes California hasn’t been snubbed by a US president during his first year since Dwight Eisenhower.
The Golden State houses some of the GOP’s richest supporters and it was ravaged by wildfires in 2017. Trump visited other states, including Texas and Florida, after they were hit by hurricanes. Both states went heavily for Trump in 2016.
The Times notes California, which voted for Hillary Clinton over Trump 61% to 31%, has become, in Trump’s mind, “ground zero for ‘the resistance'” against his agenda, specifically regarding climate change and immigration.
Trump has offered previous hints that he and California aren’t BFFs: Right after the election, he alleged voter fraud there, and he said the state was “out of control” during a Fox News appearance in February.
“It’s hard to imagine an environment less alluring to him right now than deep-blue California,” a USC poli-sci professor notes, adding “we probably shouldn’t hold our breath” Trump will show up there anytime in the near future.
If he ever does get out West, the “homebody president,” who often stays at his own properties when he’s not at the White House, can hole up at Los Angeles’ Trump National Golf Club, the Times notes—though he apparently didn’t enjoy a previous stay in LA.
“I’m in Los Angeles and it’s freezing. Global warming is a total, and very expensive, hoax!” he tweeted in December 2013.
What kind of leader refuses to visit parts of his country because he’s pouting over their political stance? Donald J. Trump, of course, the worst America has to offer.