How to shop at hotels in Las Vegas, Arizona, as Trump and his wife visit
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The president-elect is scheduled to arrive in Las Vacaville Friday evening to begin his first trip as president to the desert state, his first since he became the presumptive Republican nominee.
Trump and his daughter Ivanka will arrive in Phoenix at 11 a.m. local time (4 p.m.-5 p.p.m.) for a brief stop at the MGM Grand Hotel, where he will greet guests before heading back to New York to meet with Trump business partners.
The visit is being closely watched as a signal to investors that the Trump Organization will be on the road for a long time.
Trump has made the trip a point to make clear he intends to use his visit to sell a brand of “America First” politics to Americans.
He said during his campaign that he would not be doing much to help businesses if he did not get a job.
The president is likely to talk about his business record at the White House on Thursday, as well as the state of the economy.
He said he was looking forward to working with the team he will assemble.
The president-in-waiting has said he would make a big deal about Las Vegas as a potential new home for his family when he meets with officials there.
Trump’s trip is part of an effort to make a major push in the states that will hold the first presidential nominating contests next week in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Trump will meet with several GOP officials, including Sen. Joni Ernst (Iowa), Iowa Republican Party Chairman John Weaver, and Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, among others, according to a person familiar with the discussions.
The White House has also planned to host several private fundraisers at the hotel where the couple is staying.
“The Trump family has always done the hard work to support local communities,” said Dan Schnur, chairman of the American Association of Retired Persons.
“They’re not here to do much for the national political process.”
Trump has been meeting with local leaders in the state, including the mayor of Phoenix, Arizona Mayor Greg Stanton, who has expressed concerns about the lack of public housing in the city.
“I have to say, I think there are some very real concerns in the Phoenix area, but also I think the president-of-the-state has been there,” Stanton said.
“We’ve always supported the people who live in Phoenix, and I think he’s certainly going to have a positive impact,” he added.
Stanton said he will have a chance to discuss the issue with Trump and that the president will have an opportunity to talk directly with the city’s mayor.
“They’re going to be discussing this in the Oval Office, but it’s going to happen on a very small scale,” Stanton added.
“He is going to give a speech in the Rose Garden and the Whitehouse,” he said.
“He’ll be discussing housing issues in Phoenix and the economy and the need to expand the safety net.”
Trump will also visit the airport and see the new Marine Corps Air Station in Brownsville, Texas, on Thursday.
The former president and first lady will visit the city of San Antonio, Texas on Thursday and spend time with members of the Texas Air National Guard, the White house said.
The event is expected to include a photo op and a reception for guests.
The visit to the Texas Gulf Coast, where the president is expected be joined by his son, will also be part of the trip.
Trump’s visit comes after he visited the city in April, and after the White Houses announced plans to build a new golf course in the area.
The president-elect is scheduled to arrive in Las Vacaville Friday evening to begin his first trip as president to the…