President Donald Trump was in Bakersfield for a short visit Wednesday to sign a Presidential Memorandum to commit more water to San Joaquin Valley farmers. He spoke to an invitation-only crowd of about 2,000 people. The event at Meadows Field Airport drew high schoolers wearing Future Farmers of America jackets, Kern County farmers, and Republican supporters, many in signature red caps. Trump told the crowd his interest in water was piqued in 2016 while driving down Highway 99 with Tulare Congressman Devin Nunes. “I said ‘what’s going on? It’s too bad you have a drought,’” Trump recalled. “He said, ‘No, we don’t have a drought, they won’t allow us to have water in the state of California.’ That’s how this all started.” State laws do limit water allocations; however, California only last year came out of a seven-year drought that devastated parts of the Valley. Also, parts of the San Joaquin Valley have more recently been suffering a moderate drought , according to the latest U.S.