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Trump Unites GOP as Dems Split Over Party Leadership

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By    |   Monday, 27 Feb 2017 09:16 AM

As President Donald Trump solidified his support among Republican conservatives, the Democrats were left bickering over their party leadership, CNN reported.

The Conservative Political Action Conference welcomed Trump last week. He became the first Republican president in his first year in office since Ronald Reagan to address the annual gathering of the group, according to the news network.

And CNN said the president's words at CPAC brought roars of approval from the crowd.

"I wouldn't miss a chance to talk to my friends," Trump said at CPAC. "These are my friends. And we'll see you again next year and the year after that, and I'll be doing this with CPAC whenever I can, and I'll make sure that we're here a lot."

CNN reported the president's supporters were seen throughout the conference wearing the red baseball caps he made famous.

Meanwhile, Democrats, who met in Atlanta on Saturday, were left split over the direction of the party.

Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez edged out Rep., Keith Ellison of Minnesota for Democratic National Committee chairman. Ellison was backed by Sen Bernie Sanders.

Ellison's supporters "painted Perez's election as another victory for the establishment they blame for ceding the White House to Donald Trump by alienating young and working class voters." CNN reported.

The co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Adam Green, an Ellison backer, said: "This was not an ideological battle between a corporate Democrat and a progressive. We agree with him on policy and thought he would challenge big corporations like he did as (President Barack Obama's) labor secretary."

But Green suggested, Perez did not have "his finger on the pulse of progressive resistance" to the new administration., according to CNN.

And another Ellison supporter, Alexa Vaca, added: "This shows that the Democratic Party didn't learn their lesson."

ABC News reported that when the announcement came that party officials elected Perez over Ellison, chants and protests broke out at the Democratic gathering.

It was in contrast to the CPAC gathering, where Trump had said in his speech: "I love this place. Love you people."

And, CNN pointed out, they loved the President right back.

But "for Democrats, down in Atlanta, that kind of affection seemed a long way off," CNN said.

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