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Locals have mixed reactions towards President Donald Trump's visit to Bakersfield Wednesday

Posted at 6:00 PM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 21:08:52-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Several Bakersfield residents are anticipating President Donald Trump's visit to Bakersfield Wednesday, as he is scheduled to address water issues in Kern County.

Many locals like Rhonda Voda are excited that the president will be town.

"I love the fact that he's wants to be on this side of the West coast and interested in the farming and our oil industry," Voda said. "I think it's great."

Dan Kimball, a chemistry professor at Bakersfield College, agrees with Voda.

"It's nice of him to come here anyway and show us attention, especially in regards to water, which is a major problem in California.

Others like Delynne Porter aren't looking forward to his visit.

"It's Trump who is coming to town tomorrow, and I have no plans to go see him, lets just leave it at that," Porter said.

Trump is expected to be accomanied by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and several other local officials during his visit.