What will Trump speak at CPAC conference in first public appearance?

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally in Montoursville, Pa., on Oct. 31, 2020. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

Former President Trump will make his first major public appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) conference later this month, according to Fox News.

CPAC will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Fla., from Feb. 25-28. Donald Trump is expected to address the conference on Sunday, Feb. 28.

CPAC Communications Director Ian Walters told The Epoch Times on Saturday that the former president will be a keynote speaker at the conference and is scheduled to speak on the last day of the conference on Feb. 28. Trump’s attendance will be his first public appearance since leaving office.

Fox News reports:

Trump will be talking about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement. Also, look for the 45th president to take on President Biden’s “disastrous amnesty and border policies,” according to a source familiar with Trump’s speech. 

Trump senior adviser Jason Miller told Newsmax on Saturday that Trump intends to share his views on the growing GOP support for his “America First” agenda as well as about what the Republican party could do to yield wins in 2022 and 2024 elections.

“I think what you’re going to hear President Trump talk about next Sunday on the 28th is the future of the Republican Party and the number of lessons that we learned in 2020, where we saw President Trump bring in a record amount of African American voters, Latino American voters on the GOP side, bigger numbers than we’ve seen in modern Republican presidential history,” Miller said. “We have to keep these voters engaged in the party.”

Trump has indicated he wants to stay politically active and told his supporters after his impeachment acquittal the MAGA movement is still going strong.

“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again (MAGA) has only just begun,” he said in a statement last week. “In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!”

Other confirmed speakers at the event include South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, and former acting national security adviser Richard Grenell.

In 2020, Trump spoke out against the rising influence of socialism, which was the conference’s theme that year. The former president warned about the agenda of far-left radicals and its impact on America if left unchecked.

“Far-left radicals have become increasingly desperate and increasingly dangerous in their quest to transform America into a country you would not recognize—a country in which they control every aspect of American life,” Trump said at the time.

“Just as socialist and communist movements have done all over the world, they’re cracking down on all dissent and demanding absolute conformity. They want total control.”

He said that if socialist policies are left to flourish then they would “turn America very quickly into a large-scale Venezuela.”

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