Trump’s coming to Bay Area but not to Atherton

President Trump reacts to the song as he arrives at a rally in Phoenix on Aug. 22, 2017. AP file photo.

Daily Post Staff Writer

President Trump will not visit Atherton next week as previously believed, but he will still be making a trip to the Bay Area.

Trump is scheduled to come to the area on Tuesday (Sept. 17) for a fundraising event at an undisclosed location.

Politico reported two weeks ago that the fundraiser would be held in Atherton, but that has changed, according to Menlo Park Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman.

Schapelhouman had started preliminary discussions about the event with Atherton Police Chief Steve McCulley when they were informed that the president would no longer be coming to Atherton, according to a report Schapelhouman wrote.

Harmeet Dhillon, the national committeewoman of the Republican National Committee for California, said she spoke to the White House yesterday (Sept. 13) and was certain that the fundraiser is not cancelled.

“I am planning to meet the president Tuesday here in the Bay Area,” she said.

The event may have changed venues, said Dhillon, but she would not provide any specifics about the location. “Criminal elements” in the area might try to disrupt the event if an address is released, she said.

Protests have been planned for Tuesday. Activist group Backbone Campaign was even raising funds so it could fly a giant balloon depicting Trump in a diaper over Atherton, according to SFGate.

The event is a luncheon, according to a post on Dhillon’s Facebook page, and tickets start at $1,000.

This is the second visit Trump has made to the mid-Peninsula for a fundraiser.
In August 2016, Trump went to a mystery location (believed to be in Woodside) for a similar sort of fundraiser. Tickets for that event went for $25,000 each.

In June 2016, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich was going to hold a fundraiser for Trump in his Atherton home, but canceled the event amid criticism of the Republican candidate.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump made two public appearances in the Bay Area.

On April 29, 2016, he spoke at the state Republican Convention in Burlingame that may be remembered for his unusual entrance.

Protesters gathered in front of the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame in an attempt to stop him, so Trump simply stopped his motorcade on Highway 101 behind the hotel, hopped out of his SUV, climbed over a soundwall and entered the hotel through the service entrance, bypassing the demonstrators.

On June 2, 2016, Trump held a rally in downtown San Jose, and afterward his supporters were attacked by anti-Trump demonstrators.

Dhillon, who is an attorney in San Francisco, is representing the Trump supporters who were injured in the fighting, and claims San Jose police were told to stand down during the fighting.


  1. Anywhere he would go around here, he’d be mobbed by protesters, and the police would “stand down” like when Antifa attacks conservatives in Berkeley. It’s better if he goes to a place where he will be protected by police.

  2. Most people living in the SF Bay area have known fRump as an ill bred grifter since the Last century but
    there are many new people who don’t realize his TV show was advertising created by him & they fell for the hype .
    fRump probably knows the Majority are educated & he has Zero chance of general public acceptance .
    The bankruptcy scammer coming here means he is desperate for $$$$ . . .
    maybe Russia Not paying like he expected ?

  3. This is awesome news. I live in Menlo Park and been hoping Trump would come visit. I wish he would do a rally here. There are many secret supporters like me who will cast our votes for the best president this country has had for a long time. Whatever opinion you may have of his personality, probably based on the fake news media, you cannot fault his track record. Economy, Health, Veterans, Jobs, Foreign Policy, and law enforcement no longer afraid to pursue human trafficking.

  4. I’m just saying, IF I knew where he was gonna be I’d be telling everyone in Vallejo Oakland and EPA..
    I’d let the popular opinion take foot.

  5. If you like the president so much why be a “secret” supporter? Why not be out and proud about it?

    I could go on to show concrete evidence that negates all the “positives” you highlighted but it would be a lot of reading. LMK if you are actually up for it.

    • @JC, in the Bay Area you can’t openly support Trump because you’ll be vandalized, physically attacked and you’ll probably lose your job. Remember the MAGA hat incident in Palo Alto? That guy didn’t lift a finger, yet this TDS sufferer went crazy on him, threatening to dox him and destroy his reputation. All for wearing a hat! Moreover, she was a city board member who was making land-use decisions and a Democratic Party official. So, no, we Trump supporters remain anonymous because of actual experiences. Would you put your safety in jeopardy?

  6. Trump gets trashed by media and liberal Californians. He fights back alone and aggressively. Give him a break. He is the president of our country. It’s one thing to disagree, and another to actively lie and oppose him.

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