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Protesters Gather in Portola Valley as Trump Visits Bay Area

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    RAW: Large 'Baby Trump' Balloon in Bay Area

    Anti-Trump activists inflate a "Baby Trump" balloon ahead of the president's Bay Area visit on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019)

    With President Donald Trump in the Bay Area on Tuesday for the first time since being inaugurated, several dozen protesters have gathered in Portola Valley to call for his impeachment.

    Trump arrived late Tuesday morning at Moffett Field to attend a re-election fundraiser luncheon.

    Protesters with activist groups like the Backbone Campaign and Raging Grannies went alongside a road in Portola Valley with colorful inflated balloon versions of Trump to look like a baby and a chicken. The activists also were handing out stickers calling for Trump's impeachment.

    "We don't want Trump in our town," said Ruth Robertson, a Palo Alto resident and part of the Raging Grannies.

    RAW: President Trump Arrives in the Bay Area

    [BAY] RAW: President Trump Arrives in the Bay Area

    President Donald Trump arrived in the Bay Area Tuesday as part of a fundraising trip through California.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019)

    Toni Norton, a Santa Cruz resident, was also among the protesters and said she feared for the future for her grandchildren, calling Trump a "wannabe dictator."

    Tickets for the fundraising luncheon with Trump cost as much as $100,000. Following his brief visit to the Bay Area, he is expected to travel to Southern California later Tuesday, according to the White House.

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