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Former Presidentwill take the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference, commonly known as CPAC, where he's expected to send a message that he may be out of office but he's still the leader of the GOP.
Aside from a few interviews following the death of conservative commentator, CPAC will mark Trump's first public appearance since leaving the White House. It comes against the backdrop of his provocation of GOP infighting with a threat to endorse primary challengers to Republican incumbents who don't fall in line with his America First agenda.
Trump set to dominate CPAC, while would-be 2024 rivals labor for attention
ORLANDO — The race for the 2024 Republican nomination begins in the hovering shadow of former President Donald Trump as contenders vying to succeed him atop the GOP descend on the Conservative Political Action Conference to woo party activists. © Provided by Washington Examiner Defeated by President Biden in November, Trump is still a winner in the hearts of so many Republican voters; they would love to see him mount a third White House bid.
Trump's scheduled to close out the four-day conference at 3:40 p.m. on Sunday. CPAC has a live stream set up on its website, and viewers can also tune in online with C-SPAN. Trump's speech will also be available on television on C-SPAN 1.
The former president is expected to send the message that he is the' "presumptive 2024 nominee," according to Axios. He hasn't made an official decision as to whether he'll challenge President to a rematch in 2024, but he has left the door open to the possibility.
Some are skeptical Trump will go through with a 2024 run, even if he creates speculation that he'll make a run for the White House. Regardless of whether Trump leads Republicans on the presidential ticket, his influence is apparent in the party.
Bill Maher Warns to Not Underestimate Trump, 2024 Will Be a 'Nail-biter'
Maher predicts that the former president will announce a bid to run in the 2024 election during his Sunday appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)."[Trump] is going to say Sunday that he's the presumptive nominee for 2024. No one is going to oppose him – there are nine panels at the CPAC convention all about how the election was stolen, and none about why it was lost. That's where they are," Maher said Friday.
Polls show the majority of Republicans are still on the Trump train and support him more than they do the GOP as a party. Legislators who have failed to toe the line of the Trump-led GOP have quickly faced the consequences.
The 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach the former president in January faced censures from their home states, promises of primary challengers and calls to resign. One of the most prominent faces of the impeachment, Representative Liz Cheney was asked to apologize for her vote and had her leadership role put up to a vote, which she survived with 145 Republicans voted in her favor and 61 voting against her.
Seven Republicans voted to convict Trump in the, but it was Senate Minority Leader , who voted to acquit the former president, who became the target of Trump's wrath. After voting to acquit, McConnell issued a scathing floor speech in which he cast blame on Trump for the Capitol riot and didn't rule out the former president being the subject of criminal charges.
'A different Republican Party': Donald Trump Jr. previews father's CPAC speech
Donald Trump Jr. says his father's upcoming remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando will reflect how it's "a different Republican Party" than the pre-Trump era."When I walk around the floor here at CPAC, the amount of love for my father, for his policies [of] putting America first and going to bat for those Americans who have forgotten for far too long, it's absolutely incredible, so I think you will see talk of that," he said on Fox News. "I think you're gonna see, you know, talk of this just being a different Republican Party, one that isn't just into losing while being graciously accepted at the cocktail parties in Washington, D.C.
In response, Trump lambasted McConnell in a statement of his own, calling him detrimental to the Republican Party's ability to win elections. With the two former allies at odds, Senatorattempted to smooth the situation over. He told that McConnell was instrumental in helping move Trump's agenda through , but that the Senate leader was "missing a lot" if he didn't see Trump as the "most consequential Republican in the party."
Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders Take Aim at Republicans After Donald Trump CPAC Speech .
The Senate majority leader said congressional Republicans at CPAC were "unconscionable" while the budget committee chairman said the GOP was becoming "authoritarian."The former president was met with rapturous applause at the event after he criticized Democratic President Joe Biden's first month in the White House, saying it was "the most disastrous" of "any president in modern history.