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2024 GOP rivals court donors at big Las Vegas meeting, and some warn Trump is “a loser”
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2024 GOP rivals court donors at big Las Vegas meeting, and some warn Trump is “a loser”

The Republican Party's nascent 2024 class, emboldened as ever, openly cast Donald Trump as "a loser" over and over on Friday as they courted donors and activists fretting about the GOP's future under the former president's leadership.Trump's vocal critics included current and former Republican governors, members of his own Cabinet and major donors who gathered along the Las Vegas strip for what organizers described as the unofficial beginning of the next presidential primary season. It was a remarkable display of defiance for a party defined almost wholly by its allegiance to Trump for the past six years."Maybe there's a little blood in the water and the sharks are circling," Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican presidential prospect himself and frequent Trump critic said in ...