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President Donald Trump visiting Rancho Mirage next week for fundraising event

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President Donald Trump is planning to visit the Coachella Valley next week to attend a fundraising event at Porcupine Creek in Rancho Mirage, local Republican Party members confirmed to News Channel 3.

The fundraiser will be held at the home of Oracle founder Larry Ellison on Wednesday, February 19.

The invitation shows a contribution of $250,000 will get you a roundtable, photo opportunity, and golf outing for two. A $100,000 contribution will you a photo opp and golf outing.

The event is not listed on Trump's website at this time. He scheduled to hold a rally in Phoenix on the same day as the Rancho Mirage event. The Phoenix rally will start at 7 p.m.

News Channel 3 is working to confirm various details and will continue updating the article as information comes in.

President Trump has a bit of a history with the Coachella Valley. The Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella used to bear his name.

President Trump at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the casino. Current Indio Councilmember Waymond Fermon is next to him as security.

"The Trump 29 Casino" came about from a partnership between the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians and Trump in 2002.

The partnership between the two ended in 2006 and the casino has been known as "Spotlight 29" ever since.

President Trump has also been a critic of the iconic windmills along Interstate 10. In 2012, he sent out a tweet calling it "the world's ugliest wind farm."

A month later, he once again called out the windmills for "ruining the entrance to Palm Springs.

In a radio interview in 2016, Trump described the windmills as looking like a junkyard, rotting, and leaving thousands of dead birds on the ground.

"You're driving into Palm Springs, California and it looks like a poor man's version of Disneyland. It's the worst thing you've ever seen. and it kills all the birds," Trump was quoted saying in a radio interview in 2016.

He did go on to say in that same interview that he is not against it, "I'm for everything, I'm for everything."

Report on President Trump's history in the Coachella Valley (1/19/2017)
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