Fans of former President Donald Trump have been wondering what he is going to do after suffering a defeat to President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.
Well, wonder no more as it has been confirmed that the former president will be speaking at the Conservative Public Action Conference, or CPAC, and who knows what he will say, The New York Times reported.
Former President Donald J. Trump will speak at the conservative event known as CPAC on Feb. 28, his first public appearance and lengthy address since he left the White House for a final time last month.
A senior aide to Mr. Trump confirmed that he would attend the Conservative Public Action Conference, which is being held in Orlando, Fla., this year, and that he planned to talk about the future of the Republican Party as well as President Biden’s immigration policies, which have been aimed at undoing Mr. Trump’s.
What Mr. Trump plans to talk about and what he ultimately says once he’s onstage often diverge, as he discards scripts that aides prepare for him.
But it will be the first time that he has spoken in a public setting since the deadly Jan. 6 riot by his supporters at the Capitol building.
CPAC did not make an official announcement as of press time, but it did add the former president’s photo to its list of speakers at the conference.
“Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, setting the standards of excellence in his business endeavors, and now, for the United States of America,” it said on its website.
“A graduate of the Wharton School of Finance, President Trump has always dreamed big and pushed the boundaries of what is possible his entire career, devoting his life to building business, jobs and the American Dream. This was brought to life by a movement he inspired in the people of America when he announced his candidacy for President of the United States in June 2015,” it said.
Conspicuously not invited is another of the Republican Party’s leaders, Senate Minority Leader and Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell.
The former president and the Kentucky senator have been at each other’s throats since Sen. McConnell showed his true colors following his vote to acquit the president in his impeachment trial.
He gave a blistering takedown of former President Trump after the vote that went over like a lead balloon with most Republicans.
“A mob was assaulting the Capitol in his name…He was the only one [who could end it.]…The president did not act swiftly, he did not do his job…he watched television happily, happily as the chaos unfolded,” McConnell said.
“They did this because they’d been fed wild falsehoods by the most powerful man on Earth because he was angry he lost an election,” he said. “President Trump is practically and morally responsible.”
“It was obvious that only President Trump could end this … The president did not act swiftly. He did not do his job. He didn’t take steps so federal law could be faithfully executed and order restored,” McConnell said in his takedown of the former president.
“With police officers bleeding and broken glass covering Capitol floors, he kept repeating election lies and praising the criminals,” he said.
“Trump is still liable for everything he did while he’s in office. He didn’t get away with anything yet,” he said as he said that the former president could be criminally prosecuted.
The former president immediately hit back at Sen. McConnell, calling him “dour” and “sullen.”
“The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political ‘leaders’ like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm,” he said.
“Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again. He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country,” Trump said.
“Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership,” he said.