Steve Bannon, speaking at the California Republican Party convention in Anaheim on October 20, 2017 (Scott Shafer/KQED)

In summary

Donald Trump’s statements on immigration, gender equality, and the environment damaged the Republican brand in California. While many of us continued to work on solution- and people-oriented policies, a vocal minority of the Republican Party viewed Trump’s election as a reason to double down on his rhetoric.

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