CNN’s Chris Cuomo clashed with the chairman of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the choice to allow Donald Trump to speak at the conference.
Cuomo told Matt Schlapp that Mr Trump “lied about the election being a fraud, and you having him there, and giving him a platform seems to be your acknowledgement of the same”.
Mr Schlapp responded: “I’d love you to look at our agenda. We’re actually going to spend a lot of time going through what happened in these states.”
Trump Plans to Make ‘Forward Looking’ Speech at CPAC
Trump, who is a featured speaker at CPAC, will express his concerns about the direction President Joe Biden has taken since coming into office. Biden has taken numerous executive actions to reverse Trump administration policies and is receiving blowback for a number of these actions, including court challenges, Trump senior adviser Jason Miller has said.
The former president will focus on issues such as the amnesty push for illegal immigrants, the halting of the border wall construction, and the blocking of the Keystone XL Pipeline, Miller said.
“The focus here, really, is the exact things the president predicted would happen if Joe Biden were to be elected president on the policy end have already started to happen,” Miller told Mediaite founder Dan Abrams in a radio interview on Thursday.
The former president is scheduled to speak on the last day of the conference on Feb. 28. The conference begins on Friday. This will also be the president’s first public appearance since leaving office.