At times you may think Republicans would show up on the endangered species list in the state of California. But on Sunday they were everywhere, as President Donald Trump found thousands of conservatives lining the streets in Newport Beach as the presidential motorcade made its way to the Newport home of Oculus Rift co-founder Palmer Luckey for a fundraiser.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted out a video of the crowds lining the streets: “UNBELIEVABLE‼️ Thousands upon thousands lined for miles along our motorcade route in CALIFORNIA to cheer on President @realDonaldTrump!!!!!”
Tickets for the fundraiser ranged from $2,800 to $150,000. Mike Love of the Beach Boys performed, while the rest of his band-mates took a hard pass on being associated with the event. Luckey has become one of California’s top GOP donors after making a reported $3 billion selling his company to Facebook.
Newport Beach is considered one of the most conservative-leaning areas in the deep-blue state. The event was originally scheduled to take place on Oct. 6 but had to be moved after Trump contracted the coronavirus.
Today Trump continued the West Coast swing with stops in Nevada and Arizona, where the president tweeted out a video of Trump supporters lining the streets in the Grand Canyon State with the caption, “WOW! Thank you ARIZONA! Departing Nevada now, and will see you all soon. Together, we are going to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
A Trump car parade in Arizona over the weekend reportedly stretched for over 30 miles on the I-17 freeway with cars decorated in American flags and pro-Trump signs and messages.