Former President Donald Trump addressed the California GOP fall convention, where he made several remarks criticizing the Biden administration, California’s Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, and other Democratic lawmakers. He received laughter from the audience when he mimicked a moment where President Joe Biden appeared confused trying to leave the stage following a speech.
Trump suggested that Newsom positioned himself as a top surrogate to Biden because he believes Biden won’t make it to the 2024 general election. He asked the crowd if they believed Biden would make it to the starting gate, to which they responded with a resounding “no.”
During his speech, Trump criticized California’s Democratic leadership, blaming them for problems such as sanctuary cities, open borders, homelessness, high taxes, income inequality, and more. He vowed to help “liberate California from communist rule” if elected president again in 2024.
California’s Republican primary is a significant event for those seeking the Republican presidential nomination, with Trump aiming to secure all 169 delegates’ votes under the state’s changed primary rules.
Trump’s remarks at the convention are part of his ongoing political engagement as he remains a prominent figure in Republican politics and is widely expected to play a role in the 2024 presidential election.