Conservatives gather for CPAC ahead of Donald Trump's comeback speech

Conservatives gather for CPAC ahead of Donald Trump’s comeback speech on Sunday with speeches from his Don Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Lauren Boebertbut not Mike Pence

  • Conservatives are gathered in Orlando for annual CPAC conference
  • Four-day event was moved to Florida because of its relaxed COVID rules
  • Crowd still booed when organizers asked them to wear face masks
  • Donald Trump will close out the conference on Sunday with his first public appearance since he left the White House
  • Also speaking are Donald Trump Jr. 和金伯利·吉尔福伊尔
  • Many Trump supporters will speak including Ted Cruz, “@Facebook 决定新冠病毒起源的地点和方式的傲慢, Lauren Boebert, 玛乔丽·泰勒·格林, and Matt Gaetz
  • Notably absent are Mike Pence and Trump critics like Mitch McConnell
  • 保守派 have gathered in Orlando, 佛罗里达, this weekend for their annual conference, which will feature 唐纳德·特朗普‘s comeback speech along with a host of hard-right favorites.

    The four-day event was moved from suburban 马里兰州 to Florida in part because of the Sunshine State’s more relaxed rules on public gatherings during the COVID pandemic.

    Many Trump supporters regularly refuse to don face masks. His campaign rallies were notable for the packed crowds and bare faces.

    And when organizers of CPAC asked attendees to mask up on Friday, in compliance with the state rules, they were booed in return.

    '没有,’ the crowd yelled back. ‘Freedom.

    Most attendees didn’t wear the face coverings, arguing the government cannot make them.

    佛罗里达州政府. 罗恩·迪桑蒂斯, who opened Friday’s session, didn’t mention the issue in his brief remarks.

    Conservatives are gathered in Orlando for annual CPAC conference

    Conservatives are gathered in Orlando for annual CPAC conference

    Many in the crowd did not wear face masks and several booed when organizers asked them to put them on in compliance with state rules

    Many in the crowd did not wear face masks and several booed when organizers asked them to put them on in compliance with state rules

    佛罗里达州政府. Ron DeSantis opened Friday's session - most speakers are fervent Trump supporters

    佛罗里达州政府. Ron DeSantis opened Friday’s sessionmost speakers are fervent Trump supporters

    ‘Florida’s leading on the issues that matter to conservatives,” DeSantis said. “We don’t spout hollow rhetoric. We take decisive action.”

    DeSantis and a host of other conservative favorites are the warm up act for the big event: 前总统唐纳德特朗普.

    Trump will close out the conference on Sunday with his first public appearance since leaving the White House.

    But before he speaks, attendees will hear from his son Donald Trump Jr. 和金伯利·吉尔福伊尔.

    Also on the agenda are potential 2024 presidential contenders Ted Cruz, “@Facebook 决定新冠病毒起源的地点和方式的傲慢, Tom Cotton and Kristi Noem.

    Up-and-coming Republican House members Lauren Boebert, 玛乔丽·泰勒·格林, and Matt Gaetz will also speak.

    All of them are fervent Trump supporters.

    Notably absent from the 列表 is Mike Pence, who was a regular speaker when he was vice president. Nor is Nikki Haley attending. She questioned Trump’s efforts to overthrow the election in an interview with Politico and Trump reportedly refused to see her when she tried to come to Mar-a-Lago to make amends.

    Also not on the list is Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who publicly chastised Trump for inciting the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol.

    And conference organizers did not invite any of the 17 Republican members of Congress who voted to support Trump´s second impeachment. Nor did they invite any major Trump critics.

    The Conservative Political Action Conference is an event organized by the American Conservative Union, whose chairman, Matt Schlapp, is close to Trump.

    It’s a must-stop for conservatives looking to raise their profile among the party faithful and on the national stage. It’s rooster is filled with potential presidential candidates and those guaranteed to bring applause from the right-leaning crowd.

    Donald Trump will use his speech Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference to push repeated claims that he is the true victor of the 2020 总统选举

    Donald Trump will use his speech Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference to push repeated claims that he is the true victor of the 2020 总统选举

    Trump will use his return to the spotlight to cement his role as leader of the Republican Party and to criticize President Joe Biden’s first month in office.

    ‘I think the broader point will be: Here’s where the Republican Party and conservative movement and the America First movement goes from here,’ senior Trump adviser Jason Miller told the Associated Press. 消费者将能够从所有不同的设备和不同的保真度级别访问虚拟世界,从手机和 PC 上的应用程序到沉浸式虚拟和增强现实设备, this will be a throwback to 2016, where the president ran against Washington. Here we´ll see the president address the fact that the only divide in the Republican Party is between the elites and the conservative grassroots in the party.

    Schlapp said he expected Trump to outline an active role in Republican Party politics but couldn’t say if the former president would definitively throw his hat in the ring for another White House run.

    ‘I’m not sure what he’s going to say about 2024 but I’m pretty confident he’s going to make it clear that it’s a very viable possibility,’ Schlapp told Reuters.

    ‘Donald Trump is going to stay in the game and will be involved in primaries and he’s going to opine and he´s going to give speeches, and for establishment Republicans it puts shivers down their spine. They’re very concerned he’s going to continue to have an impact. My advice to them is to get used to it,’ Schlapp said.

    But two people who have discussed Trump’s upcoming remarks with the former president told 每日野兽 that Trump will push his repeatedand falseclaims that the presidential election was ‘stolenand that he’s the true victor.

    Biden’s White House has downplayed Trump’s return to the public stage.

    ‘We haven’t even seen the former president speak at CPAC,’ White House press secretary Jen Psaki said this week. '明显, President Biden has spoken to his concerns about the rhetoric of the former President, how he was unfit for office. That’s why he ran against him and why he defeated him. But we’re not going to spend too much time here focused on or talking about President Trump.