Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper received loud boos when he declared “socialism is not the answer” to enacting progressive policies and beating Trump.


“If we want to beat Donald Trump and achieve big progressive goals, socialism is not the answer,” Hickenlooper said at a Saturday afternoon session of the state party’s annual convention held in San Francisco.

In his a tweet after his speech, Hickenlooper said: “I know this message won’t be popular with everyone in our party. But the stakes are too high. We cannot hand this election to Donald Trump.”

Hickenlooper also focused on health care and stated that “we shouldn’t try to achieve universal coverage by removing private insurance from 150 million Americans.” Meanwhile while speking on climate change he said that it shouldn’t necessitate “guaranteeing every American a government job.”