In Pictures: Jeers and Cheers as Donald Trump Visits California and His Mexico Border Wall

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U.S. President Donald Trump pays his first visit to California and his Mexico border wall. Reuters, AFP, Getty

There were protests and pro-Trump rallies during Donald Trump's first visit to California as U.S. president. He examined the eight prototypes for the Mexican border wall he promised to build to keep out illegal immigrants and drugs.

His motorcade passed demonstrators who both jeered and cheered him and his plans for a "big beautiful border wall” in the heavily Democratic state, which has served as a base of resistance to many of his policies.

On the other side of the border, in Tijuana, Mexico, residents laughed off the idea that the monolithic slabs will stop desperate immigrants. "The wall is just a waste of money. People will continue to cross, here, there, and everywhere," said Salome Pacheco.

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U.S. President Donald Trump inspects prototypes of his border wall in San Diego, California. Mandel Ngan/FP
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U.S. President Donald Trump tours the prototypes of the U.S.-Mexico border wall near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego, California. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
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Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump rally during his visit to see the controversial border wall prototypes in San Diego, California. David McNew/Getty Images
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Jennifer Harrison shouts into her MAGAphone during a rally near the US-Mexico border. John Gastaldo/Reuters
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Trump supporter Dan Russell displays a 'Build the Wall' sign during a pro-Trump rally in San Diego, California. Bill Wechter/AFP
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A Trump supporter sings the National Anthem during Donald Trump's visit to see the controversial border wall prototypes in San Diego, California. David McNew/Getty Images
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A Trump supporter salutes during the Pledge of Allegiance during a pro-Trump rally in San Diego, California. Bill Wechter/AFP
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A supporter waves a pro-Trump flag during a rally in San Diego, California. Bill Wechter/AFP
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A man tears up a Mexican flag that was taken from a counter-protester during a rally for the president in San Diego, California. David McNew/Getty Images
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Prototypes for U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall are seen near the existing border fence. Edgard Garrido/Reuters
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The motorcade carrying President Donald Trump drives past the U.S. -Mexico border fence as he heads for an inspection of wall prototypes. Mandel Ngan/AFP