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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Donald Trump is Coming to the Bay Area This Month (Burlingame, in Fact)

Posted By on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 5:27 PM

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It was only a matter of time. A few weeks ago, when the California state Republican Party announced Sen. Ted Cruz would speak at its upcoming convention at the end of the month, we asked ourselves: can Donald Trump be far behind?

Regrettably and entertainingly, the answer is no. Donald Trump is coming to the Bay Area — and he's the main attraction.

Trump, the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination, will speak at lunchtime during the GOP state convention on Friday, April 29, at the Hyatt Regency in Burlingame, conveniently located within sight and sound of San Francisco International Airport.

Will he dare venture north into the hostile snakepit of San Francisco, perhaps to visit his property (and where he in fact has donors)?

Believe it or not, California is Trump Country. Lest you thought state GOP voters were the sensible abortion-banning type like John Kasich, or the creepy fundamentalist type like Cruz, it appears local Republicans are definitely the screaming-tweeting type.
In a release, Trump promised to make California great — again. 

“California, like much of the rest of the nation, has struggled to regain its full economic success,” he said in a statement. “A Trump Administration is going to be a pro-jobs, pro-economy, and pro-entrepreneur administration. I look forward to being with the great people of California and sharing my vision to Make America Great Again.”

The Trumpdom begins at lunchtime Friday, April 29, when Trump will deliver the keynote address at the state GOP convention's luncheon. Kasich will speak later that day, and Cruz the following day. (The primary isn't until June.)

Where else will Trump go on his west coast swing? A call to Trump state director Tim Clark was not immediately returned.

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Chris Roberts has spent most of his adult life working in San Francisco news media, which is to say he's still a teenager in Middle American years. He has covered marijuana, drug policy, and politics for SF Weekly since 2009.

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