The last time Donald Trump was in the Bay Area, he had to hop off a concrete median on the highway to avoid protesters blocking his entrance to his April speaking engagement in Burlingame, California.
Trump’s next appearance, at a “Make America Great Again!” event in Silicon Valley, is scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. at the San Jose Convention Center – four days before the June 7 California primary.
San Jose police spent time Wednesday in tactical meetings to plan for the unexpected. Previous Trump rallies have been marred by fights, protests and arrests.
A San Jose police sergeant also alerted neighbors around the convention center on Wednesday that Trump and presumptive protestors would generate a high volume of activity.
After Trump's San Jose visit, he plans to head to Sacramento. He’s also been to San Diego and Fresno in the last few days.
According to his calendar, Trump has no scheduled stops in Oakland, a city he declared to a New York Times Magazine reporter was among the “most dangerous” in the world.
In fact, Trump's speech is at the same time as Game 1 of the NBA Finals where the Golden State Warriors will play the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland.