“We’re so disgusted by Republicans that, honestly, if Trump’s not running, we don’t care who wins,” Sany Dash stated as she labored at her Trump merchandise sales space.
Ms. Dash’s retailer, Bye Bye Democrats, was bustling on Saturday as CPAC attendees browsed bejeweled MAGA clutches, plush elephants and a tapestry that includes a picture of Mr. Trump consuming espresso accompanied by textual content studying, “The best part of waking up is Donald Trump is president.” (“We’ve sold probably 1,400 Nancy Pelosi toilet paper rolls here,” she stated. “Our toilet paper is always a hit.”)
Yet Ms. Dash, an Indian-American from New York who known as herself a “Day 1” Trump supporter, appeared angrier in the meanwhile at Republicans, and particularly at Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who has urged her celebration to interrupt with the previous president. Ms. Dash stated she was getting ready to open a retailer in Wyoming within the subsequent two months and name it Bye Bye Liz.
“Liz Cheney is a descendant of a warmonger,” she stated. “Sorry, we got into war with Iraq, and so many people died — millions of people’s lives changed.”
She continued: “I don’t care what she has to say now. It’s like the Bush girls in Austin. I don’t care how woke you are in Austin, just because now you get along with Michelle Obama, but your father killed a lot of people. So excuse me, I don’t want anything to do with you people.”
Like all the dozens of CPAC attendees interviewed, Ms. Dash stated she hoped Mr. Trump would run for president in 2024. There are another Republicans she likes, together with Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota — “I like Kristi Noem, because she fights back,” she stated, calling her a “female Trump” — however she stated she would follow the G.O.P. provided that Mr. Trump, or somebody who pledges to steer as he did, was the nominee.
“I mean, I’ve heard the rest of them — if they actually come through, that’s wonderful,” she stated. “If they don’t, I’m going to be out of this party, just like everyone else. It’s that simple.”