Former President Donald Trump is expected to deliver a keynote speech to close out the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida next Sunday, February 28.
In his first public appearance since leaving the White House, Trump is expected to speak about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement. The former President also plans to directly attack President Biden’s new immigration plan, a source familiar with his speech said.
The New York Post first reported the news of Trump’s plans to attend the biggest conservative conference.
The former President will criticize what he argues is the Biden administration’s “disastrous” amnesty and border policies, and vow to remain a key leader in the conservative movement to fight against Biden and his policies.
“He’ll be talking about the future of the Republican party and the conservative movement,” the source said. “Also look for the 45th president to take on President [Joe] Biden’s disastrous amnesty and border policies.”
Trump’s speech comes after he ripped into Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack,” in an 800-word lengthy statement and vowed to recruit insurgent candidates “who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America first.”
Former vice president Mike Pence reportedly declined an invitation to speak. Pence is planning to stay under the radar for the next six months, according to Politico who broke the news.
The conference, which is usually held in National Harbor. Maryland was moved to the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, FL this year due to the draconian coronavirus lockdowns in the state.
CPAC 2021 will be held in Orlando, Florida from February 25 to February 28. Trump will make a speech in the afternoon on the final day of the conference, according to a schedule posted on CPAC’s website.
This year’s conference will include other staunch allies of the former president who also will be speakers including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who will kick off CPAC on Friday, Florida Sen. Rick Scott, Florida Reps. Byron Donalds and Matt Gaetz former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.