President Donald Trump celebrated the results of the California electoral primary where Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox advanced to the final two runoff in the general election.
Great night for Republicans! Congratulations to John Cox on a really big number in California. He can win. Even Fake News CNN said the Trump impact was really big, much bigger than they ever thought possible. So much for the big Blue Wave, it may be a big Red Wave. Working hard!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2018
Trump has repeatedly endorsed Cox, who beat out several competing Democratic challengers to ensure a dual party race in California. Cox will face off against current California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.
California has a rare opportunity to turn things around and solve its high crime, high tax, problems – along with so many others. On June 5th., vote for GOP Gubernatorial Candidate JOHN COX, a really good and highly competent man. He’ll Make California Great Again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2018
Republican lawmakers reportedly feared that if Cox failed to secure his place on the runoff ballot, it would depress party turnout overall across the state.