President Barack Obama is scheduled to fly to Los Angeles Monday for a 23-hour visit that will include appearances at a pair of fundraisers, an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and the usual traffic headaches for motorists on the westside.
Obama is scheduled to speak at a $100,000-per-person evening fundraiser in Beverly Hills on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, at the home of DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and his wife Marilyn, according to an invitation obtained by City News Service.
He is scheduled to attend a fundraising roundtable discussion Tuesday on behalf of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee before flying back to Washington, D.C., according to the White House.
The visit will be Obama’s 26th to Los Angeles and Orange counties as president and the fundraisers will be his 42nd and 43rd in the region. He conducted fundraisers during 22 of his past visits.
The visit will be Obama’s first since April 8 when he spoke at two fundraisers during a roughly 17-hour visit.
The Katzenberg event will be the fourth Clinton campaign fundraiser in the Los Angeles area in seven weeks with a $100,000 price tag.
While he’s in town, Obama will also be a guest on the ABC late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Obama appeared on the show on March 12, 2015, when he faced light- hearted questioning on subjects such as visitors from space and whether he goes to the White House kitchen in the middle of the night in his underwear.
Obama also used the appearance to condemn the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, and denounce “folks who disregard and disrespect the other side, people who resort to violence.”
In a standard bit on the show, Obama also read mean tweets about himself.
Details of the president’s travels around the Southland are never released to the public, but his visit will likely trigger rolling street closures in Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles and Hollywood.
— City News Service