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President Donald Trump is paying a visit to the prototypes that have been built on the outskirts of San Diego for his promised border wall. (March 13) AP

As expected, President Trump's tour of his eight border wall prototypes in San Diego was the highlight of his first presidential visit to solid-blue California.

And once it ended, Trump wasted no time to promote his visit, releasing a 40-second video with images of the president walking among the prototypes and talking to border agents. 

In Trump fashion, he posted the video on Twitter, about two hours after leaving the site of the prototypes, and even before he was scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles for his next event on Tuesday, a fundraiser in Beverly Hills.

"If we don’t have a wall system, we’re not going to have a country," Trump wrote in the tweet accompanying the video. "Congress must fund the BORDER WALL & prohibit grants to sanctuary jurisdictions that threaten the security of our country & the people of our country. We must enforce our laws & protect our people! #BuildTheWall"

The video images, which appear to be in chronological order, begin with the arrival of his helicopter at an airfield near the border and his transportation to the prototype site. He's then seen shaking hands and walking among the structures.

The video ends with Trump grinning, two thumbs up, as he's posing for a picture with border agents and Homeland Security officials.

In all, Trump spent about 40 minutes at the border on Tuesday, his second presidential visit to a border community, but the first time he got to see a border fence up close. 

Special report by USA TODAY NETWORK:

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