If the California delegation to the Republican National Convention was one of Donald Trump’s most stalwart forces, state Democrats here this week will be his “worst nightmare,” California state Treasurer John Chiang said Monday.
“Here we are in the birthplace of our nation’s democracy, and here we are, California’s delegation, Donald Trump’s worst nightmare,” Chiang told California Democrats over breakfast at the delegation’s downtown hotel. “Yes, we brought our Muslims … and our Mexicans, our women, our Dreamers, our Black Lives Matter, our Asian Americans, all on the ‘do not touch’ list.”
Chiang, a candidate for governor in 2018, said California reflects the nation’s increasing diversity and is the “epitome of the American dream.”
He spoke on the opening day of the convention in Philadelphia.