Next stop, Nevada: Trump to speak at Republican women’s event

Jeff Winkler Contributor
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Donald Trump may not officially be on the campaign trail, but a confirmed speaking engagement in Nevada next week indicates he’s reaching out to the voting public.

On April 28, Trump will make a detour from businessman Steve Wynn’s wedding to appear at an event hosted by three Republican women’s groups. But again, it doesn’t necessarily mean Trump is running for president, because Trump does what Trump does. And Trump likes talking to the people.

“I’m going to do some in some other places,” Trump told The Daily Caller. “I enjoy doing it. I resonate with the people. I get along well with them.”

The president of the Spring Mountain Republican Women’s club, one of the groups hosting the event, said she’s very much looking forward to giving Trump a chance to make his case.

“I think there will be great interest in him and all the other possible presidential candidates,” Betty Rumford told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We want to give everyone a shot. And we’d like the people of Las Vegas to hear their messages, what they have to say, as they come through Nevada.”

Treasure Island Casino is owned by Phil Ruffin, a big Trump supporter who has impressed upon his friend the importance of Nevada in the primaries.

The Nevada trip also means Trump has filled his dance card filled with visits to some of most important primary states, and showing some moves while doing it.

Trump’s good times will continue when he headlines the GOP’s big Iowa Lincoln Dinner in June. He’s also doing what he does best — negotiating — for a possible appearance at the Nashua, N.H. Chamber of Commerce.

The upcoming event is open to the public and if last weekend’s rally in Boca Raton was any indication, the Nevada appearance is going to be a blowout.

“[The Boca Raton rally] was supposed to be 250 people and I guess we had probably close to 5,000. And the police stopped it,” Trump told TheDC. “They had to turn thousands of people away, unfortunately. We really had a good time.”

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