A White House Official has confirmed to Valley Public Radio that President Donald Trump will be in Bakersfield on Wednesday. This will be Trump’s first visit to the San Joaquin Valley since his election campaign in 2016.
According to the White House, Trump will visit Kern County with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to give remarks to farmers about water supply and delivery in California and other Western states.
The Bakersfield stop is part of a West Coast tour the president is making next week. He will also visit Los Angeles on Tuesday to learn more about preparations for the 2028 Summer Olympics, and will be in Las Vegas on Thursday, where he will speak at the Hope for Prisoners Graduation Ceremony at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Headquarters.
Other members of his administration have traveled to the San Joaquin Valley before, including Vice President Mike Pence, who was in Lemoore last summer.
This story will be updated.