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What a moment for the leader of the free world to show up in the Southland.
President Biden landed Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport on a West Coast swing originally designed mostly around political fundraising.
But with the city’s political establishment reeling from the disclosure this week of racist statements made by City Council members, the visit took on a broader significance, redirecting the city’s attention to national Democrats circling the wagons.
Biden was greeted on the tarmac by Mayor Eric Garcetti, with whom he has had a close relationship, and Rep. Karen Bass, whom he considered as a running mate in 2020 and has endorsed as Garcetti’s successor.