According to Brad Parscale, President Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, “The Trumps will be a dynasty that lasts for decades.”
The line was met with applause at the California GOP Convention, where Parscale and other 2020 campaign members attended to remind the state of California of their impact and contribution in the presidential race.
As Politico reports, the special “Training Convention” included Energy Secretary Rick Perry and former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and was intended to inspire Republican insiders to better campaign for the president.
From the report:
Attendees could choose from no fewer than 35 different sessions on subjects ranging from “Engaging Hispanic Communities” to “Surviving on Liberal College Campuses,” with at least five “Trump Victory Leadership Initiative” classes designed to teach field organizing, volunteer recruitment, the mechanics of “ballot harvesting,” and introduce new tools for voter registration.
The crowd of hardcore Republican loyalists on hand, many snapping up “Trumpifornia” tee shirts, MAGA hats and taking pictures with life-sized cutouts of the President, cheered promises from the party’s top brass that their efforts would “help us grow our California Republican Party while also supporting the president from in-state.”
Parscale, who helped President Trump first get elected in 2016 as his Digital Campaign Director, was met with robust applause from hundreds of excited attendees when he took the stage.
“Many of you are worried that we have written you guys off — that California doesn’t matter,’’ he said, regarding the state’s tendency to vote for the Democratic presidential candidate.
The campaign manager went on to describe 2020 as “the fight for the future of this country,’’ adding that “the Trumps will be a dynasty that lasts for decades.”
Clarifying the comment in a later interview, Parscale described President Trump’s children as potential political candidates who could follow Trump lead into the political foray.
“I just think they’re a dynasty. I think they’re all amazing people…with amazing capabilities. I think you see that from Don Jr. I think you see that from Ivanka. You see it from Jared. You see it from all,” Parscale said.
He added, per Politico:
In his speech, Parscale promised GOP loyalists that the Trump Victory Leadership Initiative here would marshall highly sophisticated technology, including use of artificial intelligence which he said would provide more information than ever before on “who the voters are, where they live, how they consume information — and how to contact them.”
“We have the potential to win back eight Congressional seats back to Republicans here in California,’’ Parscale said. He noted that effort alone could bring 50 paid staff to the state in 2020, making it potentially “the largest election day operations’ in state history.
Still, he advised GOP loyalists that regarding the party’s future, “the answer is not me — it’s you.”
“You’re the California GOP,’’ he said. “There’s no trick I can do on my laptop that you can’t do yourselves. It takes hard work, and talking to your neighbors. And with a strong leader with President Trump at the helm — the sky’s the limit.”