At a rally for a Republican congressional candidate in Pennsylvania, Trump told the crowd about the recent phone call with Peña Nieto after the audience began shouting Trump's campaign slogan, 'Build that wall'.
Trump and California have had verbal and legal blows several times over immigration. I am not making that statement.
We here in the nation's immigrant capital, a sanctuary city that's been unfairly put in the crosshairs by the Trump administration's DOJ, sympathize with our West Coast brethren as they seek to establish a sanctuary state.
"When you look at what a wall will do in allowing us to apprehend the vast majority of those individuals that are coming across the border, it will cut down on how much the taxpayer burden will be, which then will go straight into funding the wall", Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, told Fox News.
California's reputation as a liberal bastion overlooks the state's solid Republican districts, which have sent notable conservatives like House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes to Congress. She is due to leave her post on May 5.
Earlier in the day, Trump will inspect border wall prototypes in San Diego.
Vargas, who has voted twice to impeach Trump, told reporters he knew about "classified information" that would be used to impeach Trump related to Russian meddling in the US presidential election. "He's the most irresponsible person I've seen in government", Vargas said.More news: China seeks early US-N. Korea talks
"I mean, frankly, if I wanted to pull our people from California, you would have a crying mess like you've never seen in California", Trump said weeks ago, warning there would be "crime like nobody has ever seen crime in this country".
Brown invited Trump to visit the Central Valley and see bridges and viaducts being built for a proposed north-south high-speed rail line.
A major political figure who has resisted Trump since his inauguration, Brown made the case for California's bullet-train project and Trump's lament that "we don't have one fast train" in the United States like they have in Europe, Japan and China.
In the 2016 presidential election six out of 10 Californians voted for Hillary Clinton.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who until a year ago represented downtown Los Angeles in the House for more than two decades, has filed 28 lawsuits against the Trump administration. We are already putting 1,700 Americans to work. Trump's candidacy and now many of his haphazard minimalist policies, hinge on the jingoistic nationalistic fervor he has incited among his supporters.
Other rallies planned for Tuesday include one by local Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, recipients and activists, and at least one pro-Trump rally by the group San Diegans for Secure Borders.
Demonstrators plan to erect a large sign calling on Trump to "build bridges, not walls".