California’s split personality: anti-Trump but now business confident
Consumer confidence indicators have hit nine-year highs in California following Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the 2016 presidential inauguration, even though Trump lost the state by staggering margins.
In an article headlined “California confidence nears 10-year high after Trump takes office,” the Orange County Register reports:
The article notes that Gallup also measured California’s consumer confidence at high levels — the second-highest among all states in the nation at the end of 2016.
As Breitbart News’ Chriss Street has written, Orange County — long a bastion of conservative politics in the Golden State, and a traditional Republican stronghold — actually voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Street argues that the state invested heavily in economic incentives in the county in an effort to push the electorate towards Democrats.
California has emerged as the epicenter of nationwide protests against the new Trump administration, beginning on the day after his inauguration and continuing with protests against his executive order on immigration.
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