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

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

Former U.S. President Donald Trump will seek to return to the political spotlight in an address to a major meeting of conservatives, a source familiar with his plans said on Saturday, as the Republican plots his post-White House moves. "We have to keep these voters engaged in the party", Miller said.

The annual conference is the biggest political event on the conservative calendar every year and Trump's decision to make his reemergence there sends a clear, unmistakable message that he's back and ready to lead.

For almost 50 years the annual CPAC convention has been held just outside Washington, D.C., in National Harbor, Maryland, but was moved to Florida this year in part to avoid strict coronavirus guidelines.

The full lineup of the annual gathering of conservative lawmakers and media figures has not yet been announced, but Trump is expected to close out the program on February 28th, the last day of the event, according to NBC News, who spoke with two sources familiar with the plans. Ten House Republicans voted with their Democratic colleagues to impeach him for inciting the mob that stormed the Capitol in a bid to block the formal certification of President Joe Biden's win. In 2019, Trump spoke for more than two hours. Last year, he famously hugged the American flag on stage after giving his speech, per CNN.

But his attendance at this year's CPAC had remained in doubt, with Trump yet to define what level of public presence he seeks after leaving the presidency and facing legal threats on multiple fronts.

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.

Two notable Republicans from the Trump administration not on the CPAC speaker list are former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley and former Vice President Mike Pence.

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.

More news: Ontario Extends Stay-at-Home Orders for Parts of Toronto Region Until March 8

Members of Pence's team said that the former VP harbored some "bitterness" towards Trump following the Jan.6 Capitol riot, Fox News reports.

'I think it's disgraceful what happened.

'I was disappointed by voter tabulation.

Trump first appeared at CPAC in 2011 at the urging of GOProud, a gay conservative group.

"The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political "leaders" like Sen".

Last year, Senator Mitt Romney, a Utah Republican, was told publicly not to attend the event-despite previously winning CPAC's presidential straw poll on four occasions.

A number of top Republicans who are considered possible candidates for the party's 2024 presidential nomination are also due to speak at CPAC, including Mr Trump's secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and Kristi Noem, the governor of South Dakota.

Like this



20 February 2021
508 new COVID cases in BC; 6 deaths | iNFOnews
For the second straight day, there was only one COVID-positive patient at Warren General Hospital according to the latest release. Statewide, 278,658 individuals have had the first shot of the two-shot series, and 137,385 people have completed both shots.

20 February 2021
Biden may not take executive action to cancel student loan debt
An ocean of student loan debt is holding back 43 million borrowers and disproportionately weighing down Black and Brown Americans. Ocasio-Cortez said in a second tweet , "The case against student loan forgiveness is looking shakier by the day".

20 February 2021
Texas grid operators say electrical system back to normal
State officials told residents to use bottled water or boil tap water before drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, and washing hands. And in Jackson, Mississippi, mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba said most of the city of about 150,000 was without water Thursday night.

20 February 2021
'I fight hardest in finals' - Osaka's Australian Open warning to Brady
As well as her previous Grand Slam pedigree, Osaka holds a 20-match winning streak which goes back to early February a year ago . The third-seeded Osaka is bidding to become the first woman since Monica Seles in the 1990s to win her first four major finals.

20 February 2021
Manchin says he will vote against Biden budget nominee Neera Tanden
Following reports that she regretted 1,000 tweets, Tanden said she did so 'because I regretted the tone'. Tanden was also grilled by Sen. "I think we are going to find the votes to get her confirmed", he said.

19 February 2021
Dozens die as historic frigid blast knocks out power in Texas
In the Houston area, a family died from carbon monoxide as their auto idled in their garage. A police officer checks on residents in Wylie, Texas Thursday , February, 18, 2021.

19 February 2021
Piece of Kitchener technology lands on Mars on Perseverance rover
And the rover will use an onboard instrument suite to synthesize oxygen using the carbon dioxide in the thin Martian atmosphere. That a safe landing would happen today was never guaranteed, with NASA saying it would be the most challenging yet.

19 February 2021
Raab and counterparts urge Iran's 'full compliance' with nuclear deal
They said Iran's decision to produce uranium enriched up to 20% and uranium metal has "no credible" civilian use. In 2018, he upheld a promise to withdraw the United States from the agreement and reimpose sanctions on Iran.

18 February 2021
Facebook blocks news sites, charities, government pages in Australia
However, Frydenberg today said "we certainly weren't given any notice by Facebook" regarding Thursday's media industry maelstrom. Google made peace with Australia's biggest publisher, Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corp, and agreed to a three-year licensing deal.

18 February 2021
New bill would end all legal use of banned assault-style weapons
Trudeau added that the federal government will back a push by some mayors to ban handguns in Canadian cities. The measures we are proposing are concrete and practical, and they have one goal and one goal only.