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Ex-NRA chief looks beyond Trump in 2024 U.S. presidential race

David Keene says former president's biggest problem is he is 'all about the past'

Former NRA chief David Keene says the political rise of Donald Trump is a symptom of the American public feeling alienated from Washington.

WASHINGTON -- In the increasingly crowded race for the Republican nomination for U.S. president next year, the former chief of the National Rifle Association seems to be focusing on alternative candidates to former President Donald Trump.

The influential gun lobby endorsed Trump during his presidential run in 2016. But David Keene, the association's president from 2011 to 2013, told Nikkei that the decision should not be made "at this stage."

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