UPDATE: President Trump Lands in LA - Beverly Hills Lists Street Closures

Ameera Butt
February 18, 2020 - 4:53 pm
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President Donald Trump is flying into Los Angeles today for a fundraising dinner.

He arrives after 3 p.m. today and will meet with the organizers of the 2028 Olympic games at a Beverly Hills hotel. The hotel will host a fund-raising dinner for him tonight.

Trump arrived with adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. He at LAX, on the tarmac by Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu and Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris.

He flies out tonight and will spend the night in Las Vegas before heading to Bakersfield to meet with farmers. He also has dinner with Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison in Rancho Mirage in Riverside County scheduled this week.

Trump will also travel to Rancho Mirage tomorrow morning for a fundraising golf outing and reception hosted by Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison.

Trump has often sparred with Los Angeles and California leaders over immigrant-friendly "sanctuary" policies, while also blaming Democratic policies for the area's homelessness and housing-affordability issues.

Trump continued that tone Tuesday, lashing out at Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Twitter. Garcetti and Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore posted a video online last week in response to news that elite U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were being dispatched to cities with sanctuary policies, including Los Angeles. The video provides tips for immigrants on how to respond if federal agents show up at their homes, stressing that they do not need to open their doors unless the agents have a signed warrant. It also urges immigrants to speak to a lawyer before signing any document and to call the city's 311 information line to learn about available legal services.

Trump on Tuesday wrote on Twitter, "The mayor's efforts to shield illegal aliens endangers the lives of the public and law enforcement who have to go into the field to apprehend those released. He shouldn't be urging illegals to beat the system, he should be urging them to safely turn themselves in."

 

Deadline politics writer Ted Johnson tells KNX it's the first time Trump has visited since last September.

INTERMITTENT CLOSURES
The following roadways will be intermittently closed between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and again between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.:

The area around Robertson Boulevard between the City of Beverly Hills’ southern border (Whitworth Drive) & Wilshire Boulevard

The area around Wilshire Boulevard between Robertson Boulevard & Beverly Drive

The area around Crescent Drive between Wilshire Boulevard & N. Santa Monica Boulevard

 
COMPLETE CLOSURES

The following roadways will be completely closed between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.: 

Beverly Drive between Wilshire Boulevard and Dayton Way

Canon Drive between Wilshire Boulevard and Dayton Way

Clifton Way between Crescent Drive and Canon Drive

Crescent Drive between North and South Santa Monica Boulevards (closed between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.)

This information has been provided to the public with the approval of the United States Secret Service (USSS).  Any additional questions related to the visit of the President will be referred to the USSS.

CNS contributed to this story.