Donald Trump to address CPAC on future of Republican party

Donald Trump to address CPAC on future of Republican party
Trump expected to speak at CPAC in first public appearance since leaving office. Source: AP
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Daily US Times: Former President Donald Trump will address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Florida next week, about the future of the Republican party and the conservative movement. A source familiar with the plan confirmed Reuters on Saturday.

The CPAC conference will be held in Orlando, Florida from 25 to 28 February, with Donald Trump speaking on the final day, Reuters reported.

The source reportedly said: “He’ll be talking about the future of the Republican party and the conservative movement. Also look for the 45th president to take on President [Joe] Biden’s disastrous amnesty and border policies.”

Trump lost the presidency to Democrat Joe Biden, who beat him by 306-232 in the electoral college and more than 7 million ballots in the popular vote. Mr Trump, a Republican, has refused to accept that result but now lives at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

He survived a second impeachment last week, for inciting the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, as part of his attempt to overturn his defeat.

Seven Republican senators voted to convict the former president, 10 short of the figure needed but indicative of a party split between supporters of Trump and an establishment seeking to move on.

Ten House Republicans voted to impeach and Mr Trump has expressed anger their way. He aimed fire at Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, the most senior elected Republican.

The loss of the White House to Biden and control of the Senate, which Democratic Party picked up in a pair of upset Georgia election runoff victories last month, coupled with the rise of extreme rightwing figures who vocally support Donald Trump, has left Republican leaders on edge as they plot how to win Congress back in 2022.

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