Trump plans to return to the spotlight
Donald Trump will seek to return to the political spotlight in a speech to a major meeting of conservativesA source familiar with his plans said Saturday, as the Republican plots his moves after the White House.
Trump intends to speak to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on February 28The source told Reuters on condition of anonymity on the last day of their meeting.
He will talk about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement. Also look for the 45th President to take over the disastrous amnesty and border policies of President (Joe) BidenThe source said. “
Trump’s four turbulent years in the White House ended shortly after his impeachment Charged with inciting his supporters’ deadly January 6 attack on the US Capitol, as lawmakers were meeting to endorse Biden’s victory in the November 3 election.
After spending two months falsely claiming that his election loss was the result of widespread fraud, Trump was acquitted in an impeachment trial held in the Senate after he left office. The votes 57-43 were less than a two-thirds majority Necessary for the conviction.
Trump expressed his anger at the 17 Republicans in the House and Senate who voted to impeach or condemn him.On Tuesday, he directed his rhetorical fire at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the nation’s most elected Republican.
The loss of the White House to Biden and control of the Senate – which the Democrats got in a pair of surprise victories in Georgia’s election last month – left Republicans nervous as they plotted how to regain control of Congress in 2022.
Trump and McConnell separated in the weeks following the November elections, Trump was furious that the Kentucky Republican had recognized Biden as the winner in mid-December. A former White House official said this week that they have not spoken since.
Trump described McConnell as a “ruthless, effortless, and smiling political breakthrough” He warned this week that if the Republican senators stayed with him, “they will not win again.”
The gap between Trump and McConnell widened when the latter announced after the Senate acquitted the former president Trump was “practically and morally responsible” for the blockade of the Capitol.
Several senior Republicans considered potential candidates for the party’s presidential nomination in 2024 They are also slated to speak at CPAC, including Trump’s Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and Christy Noem, Gov. of South Dakota.
Two notable Republicans from the Trump administration not on the CPAC speaker’s list are ex United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley and former Vice President Mike Pence.
Another source told Reuters that Trump had turned down a request from Haley to meet him recently After she was criticizing him in an article in Politico.