Yuma officials react to President Donald Trump's brief visit

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) - Some local officials in the border city of Yuma have expressed disappointment in the brevity of President Donald Trump's visit, which they were hoping would give the community a higher profile on the national stage.

The Yuma Sun reported earlier this week that the initial plans for Trump's visit included a visit to the border and possible meetings with farmers and local politicians, but that didn't happen.

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls greeted Trump when he landed on Air Force One at Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma. Nicholls says he was able to speak with the president for a few seconds. Nicholls says Trump is following what is going on in Yuma and recognized him and the work city officials have been doing.

Supporters and protesters gathered near the base, which did not stir any incidents.

 

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