President Barack Obama will conclude a two-day trip to Southern California Tuesday by conducting a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Hancock Park and speaking about the economy at the DreamWorks Animation facility in Glendale.
The fundraiser, Obama's seventh in his three-day West Coast trip, will be held at the home of Marta Kauffman, a co-creator of the 1994-2004 NBC comedy ``Friends.''
Obama will then head to Glendale to tour the DreamWorks Animation campus, meet with film industry representatives and speak on the economy. He leaves foe Washington early this afternoon.
DreamWorks Animation is headed by Jeffrey Katzenberg, who raised millions for Obama's 2012 re-election campaign and donated $3 million to the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action.
``Contributing to the president's campaign doesn't guarantee a presidential visit, but it shouldn't exclude you from one either,'' principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters aboard Air Force 1 Monday.
Earnest went on to liken visiting a studio in Southern California to speaking on Wall Street in New York, at an automotive plant in Detroit or a technology firm in Northern California. He called today's speech ``an opportunity to highlight the success of one business and the success that they're having in creating jobs in California,'' part of the effort on the West Coast trip to ``highlight the breadth of the president's domestic agenda.''