President Trump is about to become the first president since Dwight D. Eisenhower 64 years ago to skip a visit to California during his first calendar year in office.
Even past presidents who, like Trump, didn’t win the state’s electoral votes made it a destination, if only for California’s allure as the Golden State of campaign cash.
President Trump could obviously care less, and the Los Angeles Times is freaking out.
California has been at the forefront of those states and organizations pushing back against Trump’s policies to vastly scale back federal healthcare subsidies, environmental protections and safety regulations, and to crack down on legal as well as illegal immigration.
Trump noticed early on. California is “out of control,” he told Fox News in February.
On top of that, the political world’s biggest losers are the California Republicans. President Trump would be wasting his time with them.