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New Bay Area Tourist Trap: 'Trump Fence' on US 101 Becomes Magnet For Selfies

Who knew that a dull grey concrete barrier along U.S. 101 in Burlingame, California near the San Francisco International Airport would become a tourist attraction?

But it has.

After Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was forced to negotiate an unorthodox entrance – hopping a fence off the highway, essentially - into the California GOP Convention on Friday, looky-loos have started to visit there to snap selfies.

A man takes a picture of three children along the 'Trump Fence' on U.S. Highway 101 in Burlingame. April 30, 2016
Photo credit: CalBuzz

The political Calbuzz blog on Saturday captured one such family – a man and three children – taking pictures by the so-called “Trump Fence” to document the historical concrete barrier, where Caltrans has been working to widen the highway.

“They’re kind of liberal,” the unnamed father told Calbuzz of the kids. “It’s important for them to see this.”

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Protesters blocking the entrance to the Hyatt Hotel in Burlingame, California, forced Donald Trump to jump a wall behind the hotel in order to make a planned appearance at the California Republican Convention on Friday, April 29, 2016.
(Published Friday, April 29, 2016)

For his part, Trump has capitalized on entering the Hyatt Regency via highway entrance because he was blocked by protesters who were carrying signs that read “Stop Hate,” and “Suck it, Trump.”

He got a lot of laughs when he kicked off his speech by joking: "I felt like I was crossing the border."

Contact Lisa Fernandez at lisa.fernandez@nbcuni.com or 408-432-4758. Follow on Twitter at @ljfernandez

 

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