In liberal California, island of Trump supporters holds out

March 14, 2024

For this conservative businessman from Cottonwood, four hours north of liberal bastion San Francisco, Donald Trump is the obvious -- in fact, only -- choice for president come the November election. A stagecoach stop founded during the 19th century gold rush, Cottonwood is part of Shasta County, a conservative island of 180,000 people in overwhelmingly Democratic California. - Conservative -Bridges cross the Sacramento River in Redding, a city in California's Shasta CountyLike many rural parts of America, Shasta County has long been conservative. "The guy was filling stadiums," former US Marine Carlos Zapata says of Trump to support his stolen election theory. Trump, Zapata insists, is "the best president to lead us into a more prosperous future for America."