Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearance

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Trump is anticipated to discuss the forward direction of the Republican Party, as well as the policy actions of President Joe Biden that have already successfully undone plenty of Trump's immigration reform and other pieces of his agenda.

Trump has expressed anger at the 17 Republicans in the House of Representatives and Senate who voted to impeach or convict him, and on Tuesday he aimed his rhetorical fire at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the nation's most senior elected Republican. But that appears unlikely to happen, as polls suggest that the former president remains highly popular with Republican voters.

CPAC, which traditionally takes place in Maryland just outside of Washington D.C., will be held this year in Orlando, Fla. CPAC is one of the largest annual gatherings of political conservatives - one that trump regularly participates in and enjoys.

Earlier this week, he surprised his fans, who had gathered for a "peaceful and patriotic" Presidents Day rally in West Palm Beach, Florida, to celebrate "America's greatest president", driving past his supporters and waving at them from his limo.

FILE - In this January 4, 2021, file photo President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Sen.

Stripped of his Twitter megaphone, he called into friendly cable TV news programs this week after the death of conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, musing on far-right channel Newsmax about the possibility of a future political run.


Mr Gaetz has already made his mark in recent weeks by travelling almost 1,600 miles to campaign against Liz Cheney, theoretically a party colleague, in her home state of Wyoming after she voted in favour of Mr Trump's impeachment. And so do I, ' said Trump in the extended interview, his first live remarks since leaving office and a possible preview of his CPAC speech.

'I was disappointed by voter tabulation.

Lawmakers and attendees were forced to quarantine after last year's event following news that a person who had attended tested positive for COVID-19.

Other confirmed speakers at the event this year include Trump's former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, his former Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson - among a slew of other prominent voices in the conservative movement.

Former Vice President Mike Pence has reportedly refused an invitation to attend CPAC this year, a source told Fox News.

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