President Donald Trump is scheduled to make his first trip to California Tuesday since he was elected president, and nobody expects him to get a friendly welcome.
Just to make sure, the divider-in-chief threw more red meat to the hungry dogs during his weekly address over the weekend:
“The State of California is sheltering dangerous criminals in a brazen and lawless attack on our Constitutional system of government. (California leaders) don’t care about crime. They don’t care about death and killings. They don’t care about robberies.”
Trump will be inspecting prototypes of the border wall Mexico isn’t going to pay for, and is also scheduled to attend a fund-raiser in Beverly Hills, where I’m sure the steel and aluminum boys will be writing some big checks. The more protesters he encounters, the more he will like it.
Trump knows he’s very unpopular in the Golden State and that he has no chance of winning California in the 202o election. But the state is still useful to him.
California is very unpopular in states that back Trump, and he knows he can keep his base engaged if the protests that greet him here are big and hostile. Overturn cars? Set fires? Break windows? Scuffle with police? Bring it on.
There are more than a few progressives in the state who are willing to help him realize his fondest dreams. With any luck, the antifa people will be out in force.
WHO’S AFRAID OF THE NRA?: Well, it turns out Trump is.
During the phony meeting he staged in the White House to discuss gun issues, Trump accused Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and others of being afraid of the NRA, and boasted he could handle the political heat when it comes to raising the age for purchasing an assault weapon from 18 to 21.
That lasted until Sunday, when Trump announced he is appointing a commission to study that and other gun-related issues. In other words, he wants this stuff to die a quiet death while he focuses on an issue the NRA loves, arming school employees.
What a whimp.