Donald Trump Is Visiting Pearl Harbor on His Way to Asia
U.S. President Donald Trump is headed to Honolulu, Hawaii, for a predominantly military visit before he heads to Asia for a five-country diplomatic tour.
Trump will visit the USS Arizona Memorial, dedicated to the victims of the attack on Pearl Harbor, followed by a briefing from U.S. Pacific Command, ABC News reported. Trump will then head out on a 13-day trip to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines, focused primarily on the nuclear threat posed by North Korea.
His visit will bring road closures to Waikiki Friday and early Saturday that will “severely impact pedestrian and vehicle traffic,” according to a statement from the city.
Trump's visit to Hawaii will be brief, but some Hawaiians have made it clear that the president is not welcome there. He received just 30 percent of the vote in the state in the 2016 election.
Local residents have been distributing an image on fliers and social media with the words “Hawaii 3, Trump 0,” referencing the state's judicial challenges to the president's multiple travel bans, the Los Angeles Times reported.