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WATCH LIVE: Protesters in San Diego marching before Trump speech

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Donald Trump brought his message of walls and deportations to the doorstep of America’s busiest border crossing on Friday as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee greeted supporters in San Diego, California, amid one of the largest counter-demonstrations organized against him.

Inside the San Diego Convention Center was a relatively placid scene for the rally, while outside demonstrators against Trump’s controversy-riddled White House bid marched and chanted, carrying signs criticizing Trump’s message against illegal immigration.

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Waving U.S. and Mexican flags, more than 1,000 people turned out to protest Trump San Diego, a city which sits just 15 miles from the Mexican border city and where a third of residents are Latino.

Video posted on social media sites showed protesters attempting to breach a barrier set up by police, climbing over railings and throwing objects at officers, who used their night sticks in an attempt to hold back the crowd.

At least one arrest was made.

Trump has weathered months of blowback from all ends of the political spectrum for his immigration policy, which calls for the building of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and deporting the nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.

Critics have said his plan is needlessly cruel and impossible to implement. At Trump’s campaign stops, attendees often chant “build the wall.”

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Friday was not the first time Trump has been greeted by civil unrest in California, which is home to the largest Latino population in the country. Late last month, a visit to the California Republican convention set off days of protests in the area, leading to several arrests.

(Reporting by #mily Stephenson and Marty Graham)

The protest is being streamed live, and can be seen below.

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‘I asked you a simple question’: Fox News host shuts down MAGA congressman dodging on Trump misconduct

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Rep. Guy Lorin Reschenthaler (R-PA) was grilled by a Fox News host on Sunday after he ducked a question about whether he saw any presidential misconduct in Donald Trump's Ukraine scandal.

"Was there any testimony provided during Intel or Judiciary hearings that concerned you about how President Trump conducts himself and conducts business as president?" Fox News host Arthel Neville asked.

"What concerns me is Hunter Biden was getting paid $50,000," Reschenthaler opined before being interrupted by the Fox News host.

"I asked you about President Trump," she said. "Please stick to President Trump. He's the one who's on trial, sir."

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Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy" the founders of Fusion GPS,  which was behind the Steele report which led to an investigation into Donald Trump's relationship with Russia, slapped down claims made by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) made during the House Judiciary Committee hearings this past week.

Host Joy Reid began by sharing a clip of the Ohio Republican's rant during the Trump impeachment hearings, where he claimed, "The guy who write the dossier was, quote, 'desperate to stop Trump.' The dossier they are using to get a warrant to further spy on the Trump campaign didn't tell the court the guy who wrote the dossier was working for the Clinton campaign."

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday said that President Donald Trump should release his tax returns but defended the president's court battle to keep his financial information private.

Graham made the remarks during an interview on the CBS News program Face the Nation.

"This is the first impeachment trial being driven by partisan politicians," Graham complained, "conducted behind closed doors, the testimony was selectively leaked, the president was denied the ability to participate in the House hearing and I want to end it. I have nothing but disdain for this. I'm trying to make myself clear, what you're doing in the House is bad for the presidency."

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