Breaking: Trump will speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving White House
Former US President Donald Trump is set to address a major meeting of conservatives in a bid to return to the political spotlight, sources familiar with his plans said on Saturday.
Trump will speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla. later this month, a speech which will mark his first public appearance since leaving the White House.
“He’ll be talking about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement. Also look for the 45th President to take on President (Joe) Biden’s disastrous amnesty and border policies,” a source told Reuters.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the American Conservative Union, which hosts CPAC, confirmed the news about his speech on Feb. 28, the last day of the conference which draws an array of activists, think tankers and Republican lawmakers.
Some top Republicans who are considered possible candidates for the party’s 2024 presidential nomination are also due to speak at the conference, including Trump’s Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and Kristi Noem, the Governor of South Dakota.
Trump, who has refused to publicly accept his November loss to Biden, has not ruled out running for the White House again in 2024.
Speaking at CPAC can be a key step for any potential Republican presidential hopeful given the event’s legacy of helping propel activists and lawmakers onto the national stage through increasing their exposure to activists and voters.
Meanwhile, the GOP is bracing for more infighting within the party as Trump is set to begin recruiting MAGA-approved contenders for 2022 midterms.
The Republican leaders refused to back Trump’s allegations of a “stolen election” after he lost the November election.