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At CPAC, a Golden Picture, a Magic Wand and Reverence for Trump


“We’re so disgusted by Republicans that, truthfully, if Trump’s not working, we don’t care who wins,” Sany Sprint mentioned as she labored at her Trump merchandise sales space.

Ms. Sprint’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 perfect a part of waking up is Donald Trump is president.” (“We’ve offered in all probability 1,400 Nancy Pelosi rest room paper rolls right here,” she mentioned. “Our rest room paper is at all times successful.”)

But Ms. Sprint, an Indian-American from New York who known as herself a “Day 1” Trump supporter, appeared angrier for the time being at Republicans, and particularly at Consultant Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who has urged her occasion to interrupt with the previous president. Ms. Sprint mentioned 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 mentioned. “Sorry, we acquired into warfare with Iraq, and so many individuals died — tens of millions of individuals’s lives modified.”

She continued: “I don’t care what she has to say now. It’s just like the Bush women in Austin. I don’t care how woke you’re in Austin, simply because now you get together with Michelle Obama, however your father killed lots of people. So excuse me, I don’t need something to do with you folks.”

Like all the dozens of CPAC attendees interviewed, Ms. Sprint mentioned 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, as a result of she fights again,” she mentioned, calling her a “feminine Trump” — however she mentioned she would follow the G.O.P. provided that Mr. Trump, or somebody who pledges to guide as he did, was the nominee.

“I imply, I’ve heard the remainder of them — if they really come by, that’s fantastic,” she mentioned. “In the event that they don’t, I’m going to be out of this occasion, identical to everybody else. It’s that easy.”