Few of us political news junkies can ever forget one of President Barack Obama’s earlier failures as President. Remember when the Obamas personally appealed to International Olympic Committee members for the 2016 summer Olympic Games to be in Chicago?

The Obamas went home empty-handed as Chicago’s dreams of hosting the Games evaporated in the first round.

President Donald Trump is leaving nothing to chance for the upcoming site selection process.  He will head to Los Angeles on Wednesday for a briefing on the city’s efforts to host the 2028 event and prepares to head for regional rallies and fundraisers.

President Donald Trump will be briefed on preparations for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles and raise millions for his reelection campaign next week as part of a three-day, four-state swing to Western states.

The White House says Trump will also discuss water supply and delivery issues in California, and speak at a graduation ceremony for prisoners in Las Vegas. Trump will hold campaign rallies in Phoenix and Colorado Springs, Colorado, as well as fundraisers in Beverly Hills and Rancho Mirage.

…Trump’s visit to California will also test his relationship with the state’s Democratic leaders. They have sparred on infrastructure spending, fuel mileage standards and so-called sanctuary cities policies.

Trump will depart Tuesday for Los Angeles, where he will meet the LA28 Olympic Committee “for an update on their efforts to prepare for the 2028 Summer Olympic Games,” the White House said. He is scheduled to attend a campaign fundraiser in the area, before continuing to Las Vegas.

It appears Trump’s “success offensive” may be working, as the relationship with some Democratic leaders may be substantially less frosty than they have been in the past. This is especially true, because as the Olympic committee members tend to avoid selecting third-world enclaves of infectious disease, and LA is going to need a great deal of help addressing its public health problems.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Thursday announced the formation of a joint working group to combat the homelessness crisis.

Although much about the collaboration remains unknown, the mayor and secretary said their staffs would be working together to identify red tape and other impediments to getting people off the streets and housed quickly.

As recently as last month, Garcetti and Carson said they were close to a deal that would allow Los Angeles to receive more federal resources, including money and land on which to build shelters. The mayor warned at the time that “there’s no cavalry coming from Washington.”

On Thursday, however, Garcetti was more optimistic. He and Carson spoke with The Times at the Getty House, hours after both men addressed an event on homelessness at USC’s Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.

How successful has Trump been? Legal Insurrection readers may recall that former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who exchanged insults with Trump, said that the GOP is “dying at the box office” by not having more inclusive messages and policies. The actor also suggested that California doesn’t care about President Trump.

Schwarzenegger is now applauding Trump for addressing California’s housing and homeless crisis.

“When it comes down to it, California was going through a period where we had kind of had a no-growth movement,” Schwarzenegger told “The Next Revolution” with Steve Hilton.

…Schwarzenegger also said the environmental movement prevented new construction and it has “backfired,” driving California’s “no-growth movement.”

Schwarzenegger thanked Trump last week for his efforts to combat the homelessness crisis in California.

How bad must the poll numbers be for Democrats, and how good must they be for Trump, to see the generals and captains of California’s #Resistance begin warming up to him and his administration?


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