Donald Trump's first presidential trip to California (23 images)

President Donald Trump made his first strip to California since taking office. He toured eight prototypes for a proposed wall along the Mexico border and gave a speech to troops at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, Calif., on March 13, 2018. His visit was met with protests in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he attended a Republican fundraiser.
Updated: March 14, 2018 at 8:58 AM
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President Donald Trump points to the gaggle of reporters on a platform while speaking to military members and, as he has done repeatedly, dismissed the news organizations as "fake news" at the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, Calif. on Tuesday. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Trump told Marines he is overseeing a massive military buildup. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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"The Trump administration is committed to a policy of peace through strength," Trump said. "We are now undertaking one of the largest military buildups since Ronald Reagan and one of the largest military buildups we've ever had in the history of our nation." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Trump referenced the budget deal he signed in February, which increased defense spending by $165 billion and promised troops the "largest pay raise in over a decade" in 2019. Trump touched on U.S. efforts to lead in space travel, saying "very soon we're going to Mars." Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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A protester demonstrates against the Trump policies at Beverly Gardens Park in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Tuesday. It was Trump's first visit to California since the start of his tenure as President. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
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Protesters demonstrate against Trump's immigration policies. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
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California voters supported Hillary Clinton by a nearly 2-to-1 margin in the 2016 election. Photo by Christine Chew/UPI
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