Live Blog: President Trump visits San Diego to see border wall prototypes

SAN DIEGO – President Donald Trump on Tuesday visited San Diego to see prototypes for his long-promised border wall.

Trump traveled to Otay Mesa around noon to view the 30-foot-high prototypes after he arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar at 11:30 a.m.

Customs and Border Protection picked eight proposals for construction along the San Diego border, which were finished in October and have been tested in a real-world border environment for evaluation since.

The eight prototypes fall into two categories — four are designed to be 30-foot concrete walls, and four are made of other materials.

Friends and foes of Trump rallied Tuesday ahead and after his California visit.

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Undocumented immigrants and DACA recipients will host an “UndocuYouth Resist Trump” rally, organized by the Seed Project, an organization fighting for permanent protection for undocumented youth. It is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at San Diego Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway. 

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Across the wall: Mexico on the left, the US on the right. (Photo: San Diego Union-Tribune)

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Marine One waits on the tarmac at MCAS Miramar to ferry President Trump to the border wall prototypes.

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President Trump arrives at MCAS Miramar.

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An demonstration against the border wall on the Mexican side of the border

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President Trump walks from Air Force One to Marine One for the short trip to the border wall prototypes.

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President Trump arrives at Brown Field aboard Marine One.

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Tempers flare as pro- and anti-wall demonstrators try to out-shout each other.

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President Trump arrives at the border to inspect eight border wall prototypes.

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President Trump says Governor Jerry Brown is a “nice guy,” but he “has done a very poor job running California.” Trump mentions he owns property in California and points out his taxes are high.  

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President Trump throws the border wall designers a curve ball: “The problem is, you have to have see-through. You have know what’s on the other side of the wall.” 

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Marines await President Trump at MCAS MIramar (Photo: Joshua Stewart, San Diego Union-Tribune)

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This is what President Trump had to say about California this morning before he arrived in San Diego:

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