DENVER -- One of the nation’s largest grass-roots summits is taking place in Denver this weekend. The Red State gathering attracts hundreds of conservative leaders from all over the country.
With less than 90 days until Election Day, one might suspect there to be a lot of support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, but that was not the on Friday.
Speakers barely mentioned Trump during their addresses and no picture of Trump was present in the summit’s lobby.
In fact, the keynote speaker was Glenn Beck, who told the crowd gathered that “Trump is a liar” and that he is “wholly unqualified” to be president.
Some of the attendees said they have moved past this election and are thinking toward the future.
“I don’t think he was anybody’s first choice,” said Dave McMillan of Littleton.
GOP Senate candidate Darryl Glenn dismissed the “anti-Trump vibe,” saying he “didn’t get that sense,” while Congressman Ken Buck said “Trump does not suffer from the same honesty issues that Hillary Clinton suffers from.”
The conference runs through Sunday. Sen. Cory Gardner, another Republican who has yet to endorse Trump, is scheduled to speak Saturday.
Trump declined an invitation to speak to the gathering.