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Trump Spent The Night In Beverly Hills With Rich Donors, Immediately Got A Bad Surprise

Hundreds of protesters gathered around Los Angeles late Tuesday night in response to Donald Trump’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.

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 undocumented immigrants.

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

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The trip to California was Trump’s first as president and comes after the Trump administration intensified its feud with the state over immigration. The Justice Department filed a lawsuit last week in a Sacramento federal court that argues three California laws passed last year undermine federal immigration law.

California went heavily in Hillary Clinton’s favor — by more than 4 million votes — in the 2016 election.

Nicole James
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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three teenagers.

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