Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks to guests at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting on November 18, 2022.

Potential rivals for the 2024 GOP nomination wooed donors at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s meeting.
Mike Pence, Ron DeSantis, Mike Pompeo, and Larry Hogan are among the listed speakers.
Donald Trump, who announced his 2024 run this week, is not attending the Las Vegas gathering in person.

Rivals for the Republican nomination in 2024 have been courting former President Donald Trump’s big donors during an annual conference in Las Vegas ahead of the next presidential primary season, AP reported.

The two-day Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting, which began on Friday, is taking place days after Trump became the first Republican to announce his 2024 campaign.

Critics of the former president, which includes former Cabinet members, have been making speeches and gathering with major Republican donors on the Las Vegas Strip, with some raising Trump’s failings, AP said.

The event features a who’s-who of Trump’s potential 2024 opponents. Private donor meetings are taking place behind closed doors, AP said, as well as in-person speeches by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a prominent Trump rival, and former Vice President Mike Pence, who Trump said would be “very disloyal” if he ran against him, per AP.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and Florida Sen. Rick Scott are also listed as speakers.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan speaks to guests at the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting on November 18, 2022

Trump, however, will not be attending in person. He is instead expected to make a video address on Saturday, AP reported.

Hogan, a presidential prospect, told the AP that “maybe there’s a little blood in the water, and the sharks are circling.”

Potential rivals have been painting Trump as a defeated candidate, according to AP. The news agency said that Mike Pompeo, Trump’s former secretary of state, said ahead of his Friday night address: “We were told we’d get tired of winning. But I’m tired of losing.”

Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 18, 2022.

Christie, another potential presidential prospect, reportedly highlighted Trump’s political failures while dining with wealthy donors, AP reported.

“In my view, he’s now a loser. He’s an electoral loser,” said Christie …read more

Source:: Business Insider


Trump portrayed as a ‘loser’ by 2024 rivals courting his big donors at Las Vegas conference, report says

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