President Barack Obama is scheduled for a private visit to San Diego Saturday evening through Monday afternoon.
On Friday, Obama will meet with victims of the Oregon shooting before heading down to San Diego around 8 p.m. on Saturday according to NBC San Diego. Obama’s West Coast tour is trip is expected to last a total of four days. He is again calling for increased gun control laws in light of the community college shooting.
Obama’s purpose in the border city has not been released. The White House only stated that his purpose in the area is private. The President’s place of residence while in the city was also not disclosed to the public.
The President has made several fundraising trips to nearby Los Angeles, but this is his first trip to San Diego since May 2014. Breitbart News reported as Air Force One touched down on the San Diego airstrip for the prior trip. From the airstrip he and his massive caravan made their way quickly to the home of Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs for a fundraising event. Tickets ran as from $10,000 for lunch and a photo to a whopping $32,400-per-couple for VIP treatment.
During the visit Obama told supporters that the American people have “lost faith” that government could fulfill their desires. He went on to blame the troubles of working class families on “a party that has been captive to an ideology.”
Jacobs was the second-highest bundler for his 2012 re-election campaign. Since the May 2014 event, Qualcomm has faced financial troubles, restructuring and laying off 15% of its global workforce. That cut totaled 1,314 of Qualcomm’s 15,000 San Diego employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Obama is scheduled for return to D.C. on Monday. He is planned to depart Marine Corps Air Station Miramar around 1:30 p.m.
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