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    Reuters March 1, 2021 0 Comments Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s selection for attorney general, moved a step closer to securing Senate confirmation as the top U.S. law enforcement official on Monday as the Judiciary Committee threw its weight behind his nomination. The federal appellate judge won bipartisan support in a 15-7 tally in the Senate Judiciary Committee to advance his nomination to the Senate floor for a vote that Democrats hope will be held sometime this week. Among the four Republicans voting in favor of Garland were two former chairmen of the committee, Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham. He drew the support of the committee’s Democrats while seven Republicans voted no. Garland was nominated to lead a Justice Department now in the midst of intensive investigations into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Republican former President Donald Trump’s supporters – an incident...
    EXCLUSIVE: Former Ohio GOP chair and U.S. Senate candidate Jane Timken on Monday called on the state's Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez to resign for voting to impeach former President Trump last month."It is clear Congressman Gonzalez’ wrongful decision to vote with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to impeach President Trump has undermined his ability to effectively represent the people of the 16th district," Timken told Fox News. "Gonzalez should immediately resign so the Republican Party can unify behind new, conservative leadership for the 16th district." EX-OHIO REPUBLICAN PARTY CHAIR JANE TIMKEN LAUNCHES 2022 SENATE RUN  Gonzalez represents Timken’s district. "President Trump is the leader of our Party and we must have conservative leaders committed to the team if we are going to keep Ohio red and win back majorities in the U.S. House and Senate in 2022," Timken added. "Gonzalez should put his constituents and the Republican Party first by resigning...
    Former ambassador and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s latest comments regarding Donald Trump are raising eyebrows. A couple of weeks after pointed criticism of the then-president’s comments before the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol, Haley praised Trump in a tweet Sunday night, a couple of hours after the former president’s address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), his first public appearance and speech since leaving the White House on Jan. 20. WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT NIKKI HALEY "Strong speech by President Trump about the winning policies of his administration and what the party needs to unite behind moving forward. The liberal media wants a GOP civil war. Not gonna happen," Haley tweeted. Haley, who was nominated by Trump and confirmed by Congress as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the first two years of the former president’s administration, took aim at Trump in an interview...
    In his first public appearance since leaving the presidency, former president Donald Trump called for unity in the Republican Party during a conservative political forum this Sunday in Orlando, even while reaffirming that he was not defeated at the polls in 2020 and ensuring that he was not defeated. he proposed to create a new party. Miami World / Telemundo 51 Trump used his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) – where he was greeted as a hero – to lash out at his successor Joe Biden and try to consolidate his status as the undisputed leader of the party despite his defeat. in the November elections. “Do you miss me already?” asked the ex-president when he went on stage. “Today (Sunday) I am here before you to declare that the incredible journey we started together … is far from over.” Despite the fact that Trump has...
    Mara Gay, a New York Times editorial board member, said Monday that former President Donald Trump’s speech was “a festival of toxic masculinity.” “It’s hard to miss the fact that Trumpism has won. And you know, it’s amazing as a woman watching that footage because it really is just like a festival of toxic masculinity,” Gay said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” (RELATED: NYT Editorial Board Member Nailed Again By Critics After Blaming Bloomberg Math Mistake Backlash On ‘Racist Twitter Mob’) Gay said Trump was “gleefully talking about, bragging about how he owns the Republican Party.” WATCH:   Trump addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday, his first major public appearance since the end of his presidency. The former president criticized President Joe Biden’s immigration policies, and called his political career “far from over.” Trump praised the conference participants as “so many wonderful friends, conservatives, and fellow citizens in...
    ORLANDO -- Former President Donald Trump took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, Sunday, looking to reclaim his role as the Republican Party's kingmaker as he positions himself to play a major role in the 2022 midterm elections."It is far from being over," Trump said about the "incredible journey" he said he and his supporters started four years ago. "We will be victorious and America will be stronger and greater than ever before."Trump has remained unbowed and unapologetic since the January 6 insurrection, his political capital among Republicans scarcely diminished even after he was impeached for a second time by the US House and then acquitted by the US Senate - with seven Republicans joining Democrats in the vote to convict him.In his first public comments since leaving the White House, Trump plans to target President Joe Biden, attacking his immigration policies and demanding that...
    In his first public appearance since leaving the presidency, former president Donald Trump called for unity in the Republican Party during a conservative political forum this Sunday in Orlando, even as he reaffirmed that he was not defeated at the polls in 2020 and assured that he was not defeated. he proposed to create a new party. Miami World / Telemundo 51 Trump used his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) – where he was greeted as a hero – to lash out at his successor Joe Biden and try to consolidate his status as the undisputed leader of the party despite his defeat. in the November elections. “Do you miss me already?” asked the ex-president when going on stage. “Today (Sunday) I am here before you to declare that the incredible journey that we started together … is far from over.” Despite the fact that Trump...
    In his first speech since his term ended on January 20, Trump made a review of his four-year government and what he called the « incompetence » of the new administration, during the closing of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). ) in the city of Orlando, in central Florida. The Republican especially attacked the new immigration policies, noting that Biden reopened the coyote business and a massive influx of illegal immigrants. « Joe Biden’s decision to cancel border security has single-handedly launched a young migrant crisis that is enriching smugglers, criminal cartels and some of the most evil people on the planet, » he stressed. He also lashed out at the « radical socialism » of the new government and its health, military, environmental, foreign and economic policies. Although there was no announcement of a possible candidacy for the reconquest of the White House, as it was speculated and despite the sale of « Trump 2024 »...
    In his first public appearance since leaving the presidency, former US President Donald Trump revealed that he is considering running for president again. The former president claimed that Republicans will win the White House in 2024, after falsely insisting that he won the 2020 election. “Who knows, who knows? I might decide to beat them a third time,” he said. When beginning his participation, Trump insisted that his movement is far from over and ruled out the creation of a new political party. “We will not start new games,” said the former President at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida. “We have the Republican party and we are united and we are going to win.” “Wouldn’t that be brilliant? ‘Let’s start a new party and split the vote so we don’t win again.’ No, we’re not interested in it.” During the conference, politicians and conservative commentators...
    Former President Donald Trump assured in Florida that “Trumpism” is far from over and that the Republican Party will arrive united and victorious in the next legislative and presidential elections after the “catastrophic” policies of the current president, Democrat Joe Biden. In his first speech since his term ended on January 20, Trump reviewed his four-year government and what he called the “incompetence” of the new administration, during the closing of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). ) in the city of Orlando, in central Florida. The Republican particularly attacked the new immigration policies, noting that Biden reopened the coyote business and a massive influx of undocumented immigrants. “Joe Biden’s decision to cancel border security has by itself launched a young migrant crisis that is enriching smugglers, criminal cartels and some of the most evil people on the planet,” he stressed. He also attacked the “radical socialism” of the new...
    ORLANDO, Florida — Former President Donald Trump is affirming his commitment to the Republican Party but yanking the welcome mat from prominent Republicans opposed to his leadership, deepening a dilemma as the party heads into 2022. In his return to the political spotlight with a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, Trump calmed Republican fears that he would start a new party in a rebuke of GOP House and Senate members who supported his second impeachment. “I am not starting a new party,” he said during his CPAC speech on Sunday. TRUMP VOWS TO CPAC CROWD NOT TO START A NEW PARTY Nonetheless, the former president coupled that reassuring news for an anxious GOP with a warning to "Never Trump" incumbents that they may face serious primary challenges from Trump-backed candidates. “Now, more than ever, is the time for tough, strong and energetic Republican leaders who have spines...
    By day three of the CPAC conference, I usually want to die, just because watching all the propaganda and self-aggrandizement is exhausting and also sort of weirdly soul-crushing. But this year there was a kind of anxiety that I’ve never felt, because the former guy or the 45th president of the United States was speaking. We haven’t heard a lot from the former guy since Jan. 6. Some of that is because he was removed from social media for all the lying about the election and encouraging violence, some of it is because since Donald Trump is no longer president, he no longer matters. We don’t want to elevate Trump, but you ignore him at your own peril; after all Trump is the spiritual leader of the Republican Party, and if you don’t think so, take a look at the real breakout star of CPAC, the enormous gold statue that...
    ORLANDO, Florida — Former President Donald Trump teased a 2024 White House bid and relitigated unfounded claims that the November election was stolen, initiating act two of his political career with a rousing speech to adoring supporters at the Conservative Political Action Conference that aimed to solidify his command of the Republican Party. The address lasted more than one hour, during which Trump twice suggested he was planning a third presidential campaign and several times declared he won reelection in 2020 only to watch the Democrats steal his victory and illegitimately install President Biden. The CPAC crowd of approximately 1,400 that packed a hotel ballroom for Trump’s first public speech since leaving the White House applauded those comments more than any other, alternately chanting “We love you” and “You won.” “Actually, as you know, they just lost the White House,” Trump said early in his remarks, referring to Biden and...
    “They just lost the White House,” the former Republican president said after criticizing Biden’s handling of border security. “But who knows, who knows, he might even decide to beat them a third time.” Trump’s tumultuous final weeks in office saw his supporters launch an assault on the United States Capitol on January 6 in an attempt to prevent Congress from certifying Biden’s election victory, a triumph that Trump falsely claimed was tainted. by widespread fraud. The Republican Party has shown deep cracks with establishment figures like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell anxious to leave Trump behind and others, like Trump ally Senator Lindsey Graham, believing the party’s future depends on the Conservative grassroots energy attached to the former president. Trump declared that the Republican Party is united and said he had no plans to try to launch a third, an idea he has discussed with advisers in recent...
    Former President Donald Trump has floated the idea for a possible third run for the White House in 2024, making it clear that the pathway to get there will go through members of his party who opposed him. In Trump's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday, his first major public appearance since leaving office, the former president attacked his successor, President Biden, and Democrats but made sure to throw equal punches at Republican lawmakers who he felt were against him. 'DISASTROUS': TRUMP TO ATTACK BIDEN AT CPAC PER EXCERPTS FROM FIRST POST-WHITE HOUSE SPEECH "Instead of attacking me and, more importantly, the voters of our movement, top establishment Republicans in Washington should be spending their energy in opposing Biden, Pelosi, Schumer, and the Democrats," Trump said. "I've said to some of them, during the Obama years and now during Biden, if you spent the same energy...
    Members of the media slammed former President Donald Trump on social media during his Conservative Political Action Conference address, describing the speech as riddled with lies over the 2020 election results. "The former president is lying a lot," CNN reporter Daniel Dale tweeted. The former president is lying a lot.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 28, 2021 "Our election process is worse than that in many cases of the third-world country, you know that, you saw what was going on," Trump said during his speech of the election. "Even if you consider nothing else, it is undeniable that election rules were illegally changed at the last minute and almost every swing state with the procedures rewritten by local politicians, you’re not allowed to do that, and local judges." Other columnists, reporters, and pundits on cable news networks took issue with Trump’s coronavirus response while he was in office, the...
    Octavio Jones/Reuters He was a one-term “loser.” He helped lose his party the White House, the Senate, and the House. He left office with a domestic body count in the hundreds of thousands, and an economy in the toilet. Just last month, he instigated a deadly riot on Capitol Hill that endangered the lives of senior members of his own party, as he sat back and smirked from the comfort and safety of the West Wing. And his administration ended in such a historically disastrous state of his own making that fellow leaders in the Republican Party were directly blaming him for the deaths and anti-democratic mob violence, and some of his former senior advisers were openly accusing him of attempting to stage a coup or pleading with him to disappear to Florida “and stay” there. But that was a whole month ago. On Sunday, former President Donald Trump re-emerged...
    New York : Donald Trump spoke publicly for the first time since leaving the White House. Photo: Joe Raedle / . The ex-president Donald Trump once again insisted this Sunday on his false theory that he did not lose the 2020 elections and assured that he does not intend to create a new partyInstead, the united Republican Party will be stronger than ever and will win the mid-term elections in 2022 and the presidential elections in 2024. The former president lashed out hard not only against current President Joe Biden but also against his opponents within the Republican Party itself “Actually, as you know, (the Democrats) just lost the White House, but it’s one of those things, but who knows, who knows. I can even decide to beat them a third time “said Trump at the beginning of a long-awaited speech at the closing of...
    Donald Trump is no longer president of the United States. But the defeated, former commander in chief seemed not to have gotten the memo as he spoke to a cheering crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday. "We won the election twice – think about it," Trump told the packed room of mostly maskless attendees. He railed about "election integrity" and claimed, despite scores of legal decisions to the contrary, that "this election was rigged." He said he had no intention of starting a third political party, an idea floated by some of his advisers last month. "Wouldn't that be brilliant? Let's start a new party so we can divide our vote and never win," Trump said. Instead, he said, "we will be united and strong like never before." Trump limited his "unity" to those Republicans who have not crossed him, ticking off a political enemies list of...
    He was a one-term “loser.” He helped lose his party the White House, the Senate, and the House. He left office with a domestic body count in the hundreds of thousands, and an economy in the toilet. Just last month, he instigated a deadly riot on Capitol Hill that endangered the lives of senior members of his own party, as he sat back and smirked from the comfort and safety of the West Wing. And his administration ended in such a historically disastrous state of his own making that fellow leaders in the Republican Party were directly blaming him for the deaths and anti-democratic mob violence, and some of his former senior advisers were openly accusing him of attempting to stage a coup or pleading with him to disappear to Florida “and stay” there. But that was a whole month ago. On Sunday, former President Donald Trump re-emerged at the...
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Former President Donald Trump’s supporters lined up outside of the Hyatt Regency hotel Sunday and cheered as Trump took the stage at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). CPAC marked Trump’s first major public appearance since leaving the White House. Trump slammed President Joe Biden in his speech, and he assured supporters that his political career is “far from over.” The former president also claimed, without presenting evidence, that the 2020 election was “rigged” and teased a future run. “Do you miss me yet?” Trump asked CPAC attendees at the start of his speech. “Do you miss me? A lot of things going on. So many wonderful friends, conservatives, and fellow citizens in this room. I stand before you today to declare the incredible journey we have begun together, we went through a journey like nobody else. There has never been a journey so successful. We began it together...
    CNN and MSNBC did not air former President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE's speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday while Fox News and other conservative outlets such as Newsmax and OANN carried his remarks live. Fox News began airing Trump's speech after the former president took to to the stage at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday. CNN continued on with coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and MSNBC continued to air its "PoliticsNation" program, though it aired a short clip from the speech. Trump was the last scheduled speaker to at CPAC. During his first major post-presidency address, the former president attacked the Biden administration, the media and immigrants, in many ways echoing the first campaign speech he made when announcing...
    ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — Former President Donald Trump, taking the stage for the first time since leaving office, called for GOP unity in his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday. Trump used his speech at the CPAC, where he has been hailed as a returning hero, to blast his successor, President Joe Biden, and try to cement his status as the party’s undisputed leader despite his loss in November. READ MORE: Caravan Of Miami Cubans Demands Biden Administration ‘Lift Up The Embargo For The Cuban Family’ “Do you miss me yet?” Trump said after taking the stage, where his old rally soundtrack had been playing. “I stand before you today to declare that the incredible journey we begun together … is far from being over.” Though Trump has flirted with the the idea of creating a third party, he pledged to remain part of what he called “our...
    Former President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE teased another possible presidential campaign on Sunday during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) while repeating his false claim that he won the 2020 election. In his first major public appearance since leaving the White House, Trump predicted that the Democratic Party will endure “withering losses” in the midterm elections and will “decisively” lose the White House in 2024.  The former president repeated his unfounded claims that widespread fraud led to President BidenJoe BidenNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Biden celebrates vaccine approval but warns 'current improvement could...
    Former President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE ruled out the possibility of forming a new political party during his address to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday. In his speech, the former president lambasted the media for reports that he was in discussions with advisers about possibly forming a new political party. According to The Wall Street Journal in January, Trump floated calling such a party the "Patriot Party." "You know, they kept saying, 'he's going to start a brand new party,'" Trump said, before adding: "That was fake news. Fake News." "We have the Republican Party. It's going to unite and be stronger than ever before. I am not starting a new party," he...
    Less than six weeks after leaving office, former President Donald Trump will deliver the closing speech at a conservative conference Sunday as he reasserts himself on the national stage and makes clear he intends to remain a dominant force within the Republican Party.Aides say Trump will use the speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference to blast his successor, President Joe Biden, and try to cement his status as the party's undisputed leader going forward despite his loss in November."I stand before you today to declare that the incredible journey we began together four years ago is far from over," Trump will say, according to excepts of his speech released by aides. "We are gathered this afternoon to talk about the future - the future of our movement, the future of our party, and the future of our beloved country."The event so far at a Hyatt hotel in Orlando, Florida,...
    Former President Donald Trump was greeted with a standing ovation by attendees at Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida on Sunday as he took the stage to deliver his first public speech since leaving the White House in January, where he declared “our movement … is just getting started.”  “Hello CPAC, do you miss me yet,” Trump asked the enthusiastic crowd. “Our movement of proud hardworking American patriots is just getting started,” he said. “And in the end we will win!” Trump is returning to the national spotlight to cap the four-day annual conference in Orlando as Republicans hope to regain majorities in the House and Senate in the midterm elections 2022 and win the White House in 2024. Leading up to Trump’s eagerly-awaited remarks, a parade of possible Republican presidential hopefuls — including Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz — served as opening acts over the weekend to...
    Former President Donald Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) have won the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) straw poll, which was conducted by the Washington Times and announced on the final day of the annual conference. The straw poll, often used as a barometer of which candidates are most popular among conservative voters, found that when Trump was included as a 2024 presidential candidate, he won 55 percent of the vote. DeSantis came in second with 21 percent support, followed by South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) with four percent. When Trump was excluded from the straw poll, DeSantis took a wide lead among all other 2024 Republican presidential primary contenders, winning 43 percent support. Noem followed with 11 percent and Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., with eight percent. Though he has yet to announce, nearly 7-in-10 CPAC attendees said they want to see Trump run for president again...
    Artist Tommy Zegan (R) and another man move Zegan's statue of former President Donald Trump during the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 27, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Hours before former President Donald Trump reenters the public stage with a speech at CPAC, the country’s largest conservative political conference, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) warned fellow Republicans that the party will continue to lose if it continues to “idolize” the former president. Cassidy was one of seven GOP senators who voted to convict Trump at his impeachment trial earlier this month for inciting the violent insurrection on January 6. “Over the last four years, we lost the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the presidency,” Cassidy said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, adding...
    Republican Senator Bill Cassidy said Sunday the Republican Party should stop 'idolizing' Donald Trump and relying on the former president's coattails to win back the majority in Congress in 2022. 'If we idolize one person, we will lose,' the Louisiana senator told CNN's 'State of the Union.' 'And that's kind of clear from the last election.' Cassidy, one of the seven Republican senators who voted for Trump's impeachment conviction earlier this month, said the GOP will win 'by speaking to those issues that are important to the American people' and 'not by putting one person on a pedestal and making that one person our focal point.' 'If we do that, if we speak to those issues, to those families, to those individuals, we win. That's where our focus should be,' Cassidy said in his Sunday morning interview. Cassidy also predicted that Trump will not be the Republican presidential candidate in...
    (CNN)Former President Donald Trump takes the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference Sunday, looking to reclaim his role as the Republican Party's kingmaker as he positions himself to play a major role in the 2022 midterm elections."I stand before you today to declare that the incredible journey we began together four years ago is far from over," Trump is expected to say in Orlando, Florida, according to excerpts of his remarks released before the speech.Trump has remained unbowed and unapologetic since the January 6 insurrection, his political capital among Republicans scarcely diminished even after he was impeached for a second time by the US House and then acquitted by the US Senate — with seven Republicans joining Democrats in the vote to convict him. Fact checking CPAC: speakers make false claims about the election, the Capitol attack, immigration, Covid, and The MuppetsIn his first public comments since leaving the...
    THE CEO of Goya Foods has called Donald Trump "the real, legitimate, and still actual president of the United States". Robert Unanue made the bogus claim speaking today at the Conservative Political Action Conference. 6The CEO of Goya Foods has called Donald Trump 'the real, legitimate, and still actual president of the United States'Credit: Alamy Live News 6Robert Unanue made the bogus claim speaking today at the Conservative Political Action ConferenceCredit: Getty Images - Getty He said: "It’s just an honor to be here. But my biggest honor today is gonna be that -- I think we're gonna be on the same stage -- as, in my opinion, the real, the legitimate, and the still actual president of the United States, Donald J. Trump." Unanue then went on to joke about the abuse he could receive from making the claim. He said: "Sorry Twitter, I’ve already been canceled. You can’t...
    The Capitol insurrection was less than two months ago, and in that time, Jacob Chansley—who calls himself the “Q Shaman” and helped lead a violent takeover of the Capitol in a furry Viking hat and face paint—has come around to repudiating Donald Trump, even as Sen. Mitch McConnell has come around to embracing Trump. It’s time to stop saying “I never thought I’d see this,” because everything is possible now ... … including Republicans erecting literal golden idols of their slovenly god-king. xGolden Idol spotted at #CPAC. Don’t ever try to tell me it’s not a cult.#Trump pic.twitter.com/yIgPegEsSt— ProperGander Stephen Simpson (@BamaStephen) February 26, 2021 If God doesn’t flush Orlando down a fucking sinkhole this weekend, then Sodom and Gomorrah deserve a huge apology. Of course, we’re not here to praise Donald Trump, but to bury Taco Bell sporks in our rheumy eyeballs if he somehow becomes a viable political force again.  Back to...
    Former President Donald Trump will declare that his political career is “far from over” during his Sunday speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), excerpts from his speech reviewed by Daily Caller show. The prepared remarks the Caller reviewed do not include an outright declaration of a 2024 White House run like some have predicted, but it should be noted that Trump has frequently spoken off-script  throughout his political career. (RELATED: Trump Advisers Say The Former President Is Preparing To Circle The GOP Wagons) “I stand before you today to declare that the incredible journey we began together four years ago is far from over,” Trump is expected to say. “We are gathered this afternoon to talk about the future — the future of our movement, the future of our party, and the future of our beloved country.” Written excerpts of Trump’s remarks, provided to the Caller by sources...
    Former White House trade adviser Peter Navarro is confident former President Donald Trump will be on the ballot in four years. "Whether he announces today or not, he will be on the ballot in 2024," Navarro told Fox News's Maria Bartiromo, referring to Trump and his upcoming speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday. 'DISASTROUS': TRUMP TO ATTACK BIDEN AT CPAC PER EXCERPTS FROM FIRST POST-WHITE HOUSE SPEECH Navarro, who has remained a loyal ally to his former boss, said Trump must go after the "traditional, globalist, elitist Republicans who love open borders and love free trade." "This president is fair trade, secure borders, strong national defense, law, and order," Navarro said. Speculation about whether Trump is mulling another presidential run has been high in recent days, as the former president is expected to address his intentions to remain politically active in his speech, as...
    Miami : February 28, 2021 0 Donald Trump returns to the political scene this Sunday with the determination to retake control of a weakened Republican Party, which wonders if the former US president will be able to win the 2024 presidential elections. Trump will give a public address for the first time since leaving the White House more than a month ago But the figure of the former president raises divisions within his party. His four years in office ended with the loss of the White House and Congress, as well as an impeachment against him. Also, the Senate acquitted him in January of the charge of inciting insurrection, after several of his followers stormed Congress last month. However, both his allies and opponents are now wondering if the 74-year-old former president will announce his intention to contest the elections in 2024 this Sunday. He may...
    ORLANDO, Florida — Former President Donald Trump will break with American political tradition with a sharp indictment of President Biden in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Committee, just five weeks after leaving the White House. Regardless of party affiliation, former presidents typically wait months if not years to begin criticizing their immediate successor. But, according to excerpts of Trump’s Sunday afternoon address at CPAC, the former president will declare that Biden’s 39-day old administration “has had the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history.” Trump plans to assault Biden’s immigration agenda, and will say Biden should ignore opposition from teachers unions and reopen public schools. “We all knew that the Biden administration was going to be bad. But none of us imagined just how bad they would be, and how far they would go,” the former president is expected to say. “Biden’s radical immigration policies...
    ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) — Former President Donald Trump is already reasserting himself on the national stage less than six weeks after leaving office. He’s set to deliver the closing speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday. Aides say Trump will use the speech at the CPAC to blast his successor, President Joe Biden, and try to cement his status as the party’s undisputed leader going forward despite his loss in November. READ MORE: Inter Miami CF Unveils La Palma 2021 Secondary Jersey, As Team Gets Ready For 2021 MLS Season “I stand before you today to declare that the incredible journey we began together four years ago is far from over,” Trump will say, according to excepts of his speech released by aides. “We are gathered this afternoon to talk about the future — the future of our movement, the future of our party, and the future of our...
    CNN’s Dana Bash said Sunday that former President Donald Trump’s speech will bring back “the big lie.” “This morning the country is also bracing for the full return of the big lie,” Bash said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Former President Trump will make his first speech since leaving the White House as this nation and a new administration continues to try to move forward from what he left behind, capital insurrection and a pandemic that has now sprinted past half a million dead Americans,” Bash said. (RELATED: ‘He Did Tell You So’: Lara Trump Says Donald Trump’s CPAC Speech Will Be How He Warned America About Joe Biden) WATCH: Trump will mark his first public appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Fox News learned. The former president is set to speak at CPAC on Sunday. Democratic leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have used the phrase...
    Sen. Bill CassidyBill CassidySunday shows preview: 2024 hopefuls gather at CPAC; House passes coronavirus relief; vaccine effort continues Republicans see Becerra as next target in confirmation wars Overnight Health Care: Johnson & Johnson vaccine safe, effective in FDA analysis | 3-4 million doses coming next week | White House to send out 25 million masks MORE (R-La.) predicted Sunday that former President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE would not be the party's nominee for president in 2024, pointing to the number of seats lost by Republicans in the House and Senate over the four years Trump was in office. Speaking with CNN's Dana BashDana BashTexas Republican criticizes Cruz for Cancun trip: 'When a crisis hits my...
    DONALD Trump is expected to reject starting his own party and urge Republicans to unite behind him in his first speech since leaving office. Trump will speak today at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where he is expected to slam his successor Joe Biden. 4Trump will speak about uniting Republicans today at the CPACCredit: Getty Images - Getty The former president is also expected to walk right up to the line of declaring himself a candidate in the 2024 election, without actually committing. He is, however, expected to commit to staying in the Republican party, which has been divided partially due to some prominent members refusing to stay loyal to Trump, especially after January's Capitol riots. "We are not starting new parties, and we will not be dividing our power and our strength," Trump will say, according to an excerpt of the speech obtained by Fox News. "Instead, we...
    ORLANDO, Fla. – Former President Donald Trump is set to deliver the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Sunday afternoon as he and his allies aim to guide the direction of the Republican Party after his presidency. Trump has made a handful of public statements since he left office, including calling into Fox News to discuss the death of radio legend Rush Limbaugh and the car crash of his friend Tiger Woods. But the address, scheduled for 3:40 p.m., will be his first extended in-person public speaking engagement. Trump is expected to attack President Biden on immigration, Keystone XL and Big Tech, a source close to the former president said. He's also expected to walk "right up to the line of announcing another campaign," without actually committing. The former president will commit to staying in the Republican Party rather than tarting a new party in an address expected to...
    Former President Donald Trump plans to reaffirm his leadership of the Republican Party and sharply criticize President Biden for an early focus on immigration policy and "identity politics" in his speech Sunday, the first major speech of his post-White House life. While the former president is expected to call out some of his most vocal critics, including Congresswoman Liz Cheney, he has no plans to announce a 2024 campaign to win back the presidency, a senior adviser to Mr. Trump tells CBS News. Mr. Trump's hotly anticipated speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida will serve as the formal launch of an unprecedented moment in modern American history: Not since Grover Cleveland lost his reelection bid in 1889 has a one-term president left office cultivating and encouraging such a large political following.   "We are in uncharted territory because no other former one-term presidents in modern times have ever...
            by Conrad Black  These are only the opening days of what is supposedly the post-Trump era, and whether the country has really seen the last politically of Donald Trump is a matter that depends upon Donald Trump. The principal Trump-hate outlets are still pleased to refer to him as “the disgraced former president” but, of course, he has not been disgraced and there is no indication that he will be. All of the Democrats and about a third of Republican officeholders are engaged in an elaborate and strictly observed pretense that Trump was a freakish and horrifying interruption of the normal, serene, bipartisan devolution of events in Washington. Like a dreadful meteor, he came and he went, pushed into the instantly forgotten past by a united effort of civilized Americans. This is only the first and most wishful phase of the Biden Administration, which, although...
    Donald Trump Jr. says his father's upcoming remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando will reflect how it's "a different Republican Party" than the pre-Trump era. "When I walk around the floor here at CPAC, the amount of love for my father, for his policies [of] putting America first and going to bat for those Americans who have forgotten for far too long, it's absolutely incredible, so I think you will see talk of that," he said on Fox News. "I think you're gonna see, you know, talk of this just being a different Republican Party, one that isn't just into losing while being graciously accepted at the cocktail parties in Washington, D.C. That's what our establishment has done, ... [whereas former President Trump] told them, 'You don't have to do that. You can actually fight for the people.'" DON TRUMP JR.: IF 'YOU'RE INTELLIGENT, YOU REALIZE' TRUMP...
    Donald Trump Jr. says his father's upcoming remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando will reflect how it's "a different Republican Party" than the pre-Trump era. "When I walk around the floor here at CPAC, the amount of love for my father, for his policies [of] putting America first and going to bat for those Americans who have forgotten for far too long, it's absolutely incredible, so I think you will see talk of that," he said on Fox News. "I think you're gonna see, you know, talk of this just being a different Republican Party, one that isn't just into losing while being graciously accepted at the cocktail parties in Washington, D.C. That's what our establishment has done, ... [whereas former President Trump] told them, 'You don't have to do that. You can actually fight for the people.'" DON TRUMP JR.: IF 'YOU'RE INTELLIGENT, YOU REALIZE' TRUMP...
    Orlando, Florida (CNN)A slew of ambitious Republicans eyeing bids for the party's 2024 nomination used the two days ahead of former President Donald Trump's appearance at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference to begin staking their own claims as the eventual leaders of the movement built around the former President. Though it will take years for the 2024 race to fully take shape, this year's CPAC in Orlando, Florida, offered a window into a GOP primary dominated by a new Republican Party built around the grievances that animated Trump's campaigns and his presidency. Speakers embraced Trump's lies about the 2020 election being rigged. Organizers built this year's event in Trump's adopted home state around the theme of liberal "cancel culture" in the wake of Trump being banned from social media platforms. The crowd booed reminders to wear masks, much like Trump eschewed his own health experts' recommendations.  Fact checking CPAC: speakers make false claims about the election,...
    Some Donald Trump supporters who have been accused of violently storming the United States Capitol are resorting to a risky defense strategy: blaming the former president. Faced with the damning evidence against their clients, some lawyers have argued that they would not accuse them of joining the violent mob if Trump had not incited them to do so. In one case, a lawyer included in court documents this week a prominent transcript of Trump’s speech before the January 6 riots, claiming his client should be released from jail. Legal experts, however, do not consider this tactic appropriate, and a judge has already rejected the idea that Trump’s words could exempt rioters from criminal responsibility in a riot that left five dead, including a police officer. However, experts say allegations seeking to shift blame to Trump could buttress any potential case against him. Trump was acquitted of inciting the...
    Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised the crowd at the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday that he was 'going to let it rip.'  'I'm not a diplomat,' he reminded the crowd as he took the Orlando stage.  This allowed him to critical of President Joe Biden's early moves on foreign policy, while touting what he viewed as successes during his time working under former President Donald Trump.  Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke at CPAC Saturday afternoon, touting the fact that he could 'let it rip' because he's no longer America's top diplomat  Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised that he would 'let it rip' during his CPAC speech, which he used to tout former President Donald Trump's foreign policy achievements  Former President Donald Trump (left) is photographed on his West Palm Beach golf course Saturday alongside Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (right) a...
    A Bloomberg journalist who has seen Donald Trump's tax returns has claimed that people within the former president's organization may flip and turn against him during an inquiry by the Manhattan District Attorney. On Thursday, D.A. Cy Vance's office revealed it had received 'millions of pages' of Trump's tax returns and financial records after a Supreme Court ruling refused an attempt to keep them under wraps. Vance's prosecutors are investigating whether Trump committed tax fraud through inflating the value of his properties to get loans and deflating them for tax purposes, and are also believed to still be investigating hush-money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal over their claims of having sex with the former president. Bloomberg Opinion senior columnist Tim O'Brien told MSNBC that he believed Vance's acquisition of the tax returns meant that the 'damn Trump has spent decades building has gone down'. He added that Vance's...
    Reuters February 27, 2021 0 Comments President Joe Biden’s White House has made it clear it plans to ignore Donald Trump’s speech on Sunday to a conservative conference in Florida, where the former president is expected to go on the attack against his successor. “Our focus is certainly not on what President Trump is saying” at the Conservative Political Action Conference, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters. It’s a strategy that has worked before, political veterans and historians say. “Biden is obeying an old political rule, which is ‘Never get in the way of a train wreck’,” said Bob Shrum, former Democratic strategist and director of the Center for Political Future at University of Southern California. Biden’s approval ratings in Gallup polls have remained above 55% since he took office on Jan. 20, and support for the White House’s $1.9 trillion COVID-relief package is higher. “Why should...
    Donald Trump's presidency is over and his Twitter feed silenced, but at the first major conservative gathering of the year, the message is clear: Mr. Trump is here to stay.  Elected officials and activists who spoke on the first day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in Florida this year, focused on COVID-19 restrictions, the so-called cancel culture, how the 2020 election was administered and the threats they see from Democratic policies. While there was barely any mention of the attack at the Capitol last month, speakers railed against the "liberal mob" and riots over the summer. The conference doesn't feature open critics of the former president, so praise for Mr. Trump, who still has the support of most GOP voters, was a theme of the opening day.  "There are a whole lot of voices in Washington that want to just erase the last four years,"...
    Auditions for the 2024 Republican nomination have begun — and several big names are trying out for the role of the future Donald Trump. There’s one problem, however. The former president may not be ready to cede the stage to an understudy. Trump will give the keynote speech Sunday afternoon at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which this year is being held in Orlando, Fla. The conference began in earnest on Friday. Trump’s speech will be his most high-profile public engagement since leaving office after having been impeached for a second time following the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. He is widely expected to win a straw poll conducted among CPAC attendees earlier Sunday. Trump has said nothing definite about running again. But even his detractors acknowledge he would be the strong favorite for the GOP nomination — even as those skeptics are also adamant he would lose a general...
    “Real Time” host Bill Maher sounded the alarm ahead of former President Trump’s highly anticipated speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where he is expected to tease another presidential run in 2024.  Toward the end of this panel discussion on Friday night, Maher brought up a subject he “didn’t want to talk about,” which was the 45th president, whose scheduled CPAC address on Sunday in Orlando, Fla., will mark his first major public appearance since leaving office.  “After he lost, people kept coming up to me and [saying], ‘Are you gonna?’ and I say, ‘He’s gone. Stop obsessing. I don’t want to talk about him!’” Maher began. “But knowing what’s going to happen this weekend at CPAC, I must bring this up. … The shark is not gone. We need a bigger boat. The shark went out to sea for a while, it’s going to come back, and eat more people on the shore.”...
    Originally Published by: Maher rips downer Fauci, praises Dr. Marty Makary: Can we be a little happy? Bill Mahers warning to the left: Cancel culture is real and coming to a neighborhood near you Donald Trump Jr. hits Biden, Cuomo, CNN, Lincoln Project Liz Cheney in fiery CPAC speech “Real Time” host Bill Maher sounded the alarm ahead of former President Trump’s highly anticipated speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where he is expected to tease another presidential run in 2024.  Toward the end of this panel discussion on Friday night, Maher brought up a subject he “didn’t want to talk about,” which was the 45th president, whose scheduled CPAC address on Sunday in Orlando, Fla., will mark his first major public appearance since leaving office.  “After he lost, people kept coming up to me and [saying], ‘Are you gonna?’ and I say, ‘He’s gone. Stop...
    "Real Time" host Bill Maher sounded the alarm ahead of former President Trump's highly anticipated speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where he is expected to tease another presidential run in 2024.  Toward the end of this panel discussion on Friday night, Maher brought up a subject he "didn't want to talk about," which was the 45th president, whose scheduled CPAC address on Sunday in Orlando, Fla., will mark his first major public appearance since leaving office.  "After he lost, people kept coming up to me and [saying], 'Are you gonna?' and I say, 'He's gone. Stop obsessing. I don't want to talk about him!'" Maher began. "But knowing what's going to happen this weekend at CPAC, I must bring this up. ... The shark is not gone. We need a bigger boat. The shark went out to sea for a while, it's going to come back, and eat more people on...
    (CNN)Former President Donald Trump on Friday endorsed a primary challenger running against Ohio's Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who voted to impeach Trump last month, in an early sign of the former President's plans to exert his influence on Republican primaries ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. "Max Miller is a wonderful person who did a great job at the White House and will be a fantastic Congressman," Trump said in a statement released by Save America, the former President's political action committee. "He is a Marine Veteran, a son of Ohio, and a true PATRIOT."Miller announced his campaign for Ohio's 16th District on Friday, writing on Twitter, "I'm running for Congress to stand up for Northeast Ohioans. They overwhelmingly voted for the America First agenda. But their Congressman betrayed them when he voted to impeach President Trump."Trump did not explicitly mention Gonzalez's vote to impeach him. "Current Rep. Anthony Gonzalez should...
    FORMER President Donald Trump was announced as a keynote speaker at this year's CPAC conference in Florida. Trump is expected to use the speech as a warm-up to make a bigger announcement. 5Former President Donald TrumpCredit: AP:Associated Press When is Trump speaking on CPAC? Former President Donald Trump will speak at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday, February 28, 2021. "You're going to see a speech on Sunday that talks about not only the beginning, but what the future may look like, and I'm excited about it," former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told Fox News. "I spoke to President Trump last night for a fairly lengthy conversation where [we] were talking about America, where it needs to go, continuing the America first agenda." 5A statue of former president Donald Trump on display at the merchandise show at the Conservative Political Action ConferenceCredit: AP:Associated Press "But...
    Former Ohio State Treasurer and GOP senate hopeful Josh Mandel blasted the "left-wing" media and called cancel culture and social media censorship "enormous" problems.  In an interview with Fox News, Mandel, a Marine Corps and Iraq War veteran who took to the stage at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), slammed the media as a "wing" of the Democratic Party, insisting there's "really no differentiation" between the two.  "We don't pay a lot of attention to what the media has to say. What we pay attention to is what the people have to say," Mandel said about the media coverage of his campaign.  At CPAC 2021, the issue of cancel culture is such a dominant topic that the theme of this year's conference is "America Uncanceled."  JOIN CPAC 2021 FROM HOME: HOW TO WATCH STREAMING COVERAGE, EXCLUSIVE CONTENT FROM FOX NATION Mandel, a staunch supporter of former President Trump, warned about the...
    Donald Trump on Friday endorsed his former aide, Max Miller, in his primary challenge of incumbent Republican Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez in the state’s 16th district. The endorsement came weeks after Gonzalez was one of 10 House Republicans to vote to impeach the former president over his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Trump previously indicated that he would play an active role on the campaign trail during the midterm elections. "Max Miller is a wonderful person who did a great job at the White House and will be a fantastic Congressman," Trump said in a statement through his Save America PAC. "He is a Marine Veteran, a son of Ohio, and a true PATRIOT." "Current Rep. Anthony Gonzalez should not be representing the people of the 16th district because he does not represent their interest or their heart," Trump added. "Max Miller has my Complete and...
    The QAnon Shaman who became infamous as one of the faces of the US Capitol riots has accused former President Donald Trump of 'grooming' Americans as he attempts to gain his release from prison. Jake Angeli, also known as Jacob Chansley, was one of the most recognizable members of the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6 that left five dead, as he was shirtless with a painted face and a furry horned hat. He was part of a new motion filed by his attorney Albert Watkins on Thursday. In the motion, Watkins points blame at Trump for the conspiratorial fever that has swept the United States. 'For years during the Trump administration, the President honed and routinely utilized his mass communication means to effectively groom millions of Americans with respect to his policies, protocols, beliefs and overwhelming fixation on all matters conspiratorial,' the motion states, according to Newsweek. The...
    Savannah Rychcik February 26, 2021 0 Comments Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is reminding Americans former President Donald Trump is still a strong force in the Republican party. During his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, Cruz appeared to suggest Democrats are afraid of the former president. “They look at Donald J. Trump and they look at the millions and millions of people inspired who went to battle fighting alongside President Trump and they’re terrified,” Cruz said. He continued, “They want him to go away. Let me tell you this right now, Donald J. Trump ain’t goin’ anywhere.” Watch his comments below: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) says "a whole lot of voices in Washington" are "terrified" of Trump:"Let me tell you right now, Donald J. Trump aint goin anywhere." pic.twitter.com/SGVpHLq6oL— The Recount (@therecount) February 26, 2021 Trump made an appearance at the conference in the...
    A golden statue of former President Donald Trump appeared recently at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida. Bloomberg News reporter William Turton shared video footage of the statue to Twitter on Thursday evening showing two men wheeling it through the building, the Independent Journal Review (IJR) reported. The gold image appeared to show Trump wearing a suit jacket, tie, American flag shorts, and red flip flops: #CPAC #AmericaUncancelled pic.twitter.com/mVqBuF2blY — William Turton (@WilliamTurton) February 26, 2021 “Awesome!” One person said as the statue wheeled past. “That is so cool,” another commented while someone else chanted “four more years.” Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech at the conference Sunday in his first major public appearance since leaving the White House, Breitbart News reported: The former president has been mostly quiet since leaving office and relocating with his family to Florida and has, moreover, been unable to use...
    More On: donald trump Trump is ‘planning for the next administration,’ Mark Meadows says Mitch McConnell would ‘absolutely’ support Trump if he won GOP’s 2024 nomination Capitol rioter called ex-girlfriend a ‘moron’ during siege— then she turned him in Manhattan DA obtains Donald Trump’s tax returns Former President Donald Trump will use his highly anticipated speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference this Sunday to slam the Biden administration and highlight areas of policy disagreement, according to Fox News. The former commander in chief will also direct considerable attention to issues like illegal immigration, energy policy, the closing of schools and identity politics. The speech will be the 45th president’s first since leaving the White House. In the month since he’s left public life, Trump has been mostly silent. When he has spoken out, it has largely been through statements released by a spokesperson. A representative for the...
    Past tweets from prominent Democrats including Vice President Kamala Harris and White House press secretary Jen Psaki that were critical of former President Donald Trump’s approval of airstrikes in Syria resurfaced after President Joe Biden ordered an airstrike late Thursday. Harris, then a California senator, previously tweeted that she was “deeply concerned about the legal rationale” of an April 2018 airstrike approved by Trump that targeted three chemical weapons sites in Syria. Harris also said the former president needed to lay out a Syria strategy “in consultation with Congress.” The president needs to lay out a comprehensive strategy in Syria in consultation with Congress — and he needs to do it now. — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) April 14, 2018 Psaki previously questioned Trump’s “legal authority” to conduct airstrikes after the former president approved an operation in April 2017 targeting a Syrian air base. “Assad is a brutal dictator. But...
    DONALD Trump reportedly wants to start a political action committee that is run by his ex-adviser as he's due to warm up to a 2024 run in his CPAC speech. The former president is eyeing up Corey Lewandowski to head up the new super PAC, Fox News reported. 3Trump reportedly wants to start a political action committeeCredit: AFP or licensors Lewandowski served as Trump's campaign manager in 2016, before being fired in the 2016 presidential primaries. He remained close with the president, acting as an outside adviser, before becoming a top adviser on Trump's 2020 re-election run. The decision to start the new venture was reportedly made during a meeting last week in Mar-a-Lago when Trump met with his political team. At the meeting, according to the outlet, was 2020 campaign managers Bill Stepien and Brad Parscale, senior adviser Jason Miller, former White House social media director Dan Scavino, and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) – Former President Donald Trump will return to the political spotlight this weekend at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando. Trump will be the star of the show and will deliver a Sunday afternoon speech in which he is expected to continue to falsely claim that the presidential election was stolen. This will mark his first public comments since leaving the White House. READ MORE: City Where Trayvon Martin Died Seeks Racial Injustice Reform Starting Friday, a medley of potential 2024 presidential candidates are also looking for breakout moments that will launch them toward stardom. Their speeches will serve as a gauge of the conservative base’s feelings about them as they begin to position themselves for possible runs. “The race for 2024 will start at CPAC,” said American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp, a chief organizer for CPAC. The lineup includes some of Trump’s staunchest allies...
    Former President Donald Trump is working on how his “America First” agenda will move forward, his former chief of staff revealed, adding that they are “planning for the next administration.” Speaking to Fox News‘ “Hannity” Thursday evening, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows made the remarks after being asked about the ex-president’s big return to the national stage this weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “Well you’re going to see a speech on Sunday that talks about not only the beginning, but what the future may look like, and I’m excited about it,” the former House Freedom Caucus chairman told the network. “I spoke to President Trump last night for a fairly lengthy conversation where [we] we’re talking about America, where it needs to go, continuing the America first agenda,” Meadows continued, “But more importantly than that, how this President — Biden — has undermined that...
    Conservatives have gathered in Orlando, Florida, this weekend for their annual conference, which will feature Donald Trump's comeback speech along with a host of hard-right favorites. The four-day event was moved from suburban Maryland to Florida in part because of the Sunshine State's more relaxed rules on public gatherings during the COVID pandemic. Many Trump supporters regularly refuse to don face masks. His campaign rallies were notable for the packed crowds and bare faces. And when organizers of CPAC asked attendees to mask up on Friday, in compliance with the state rules, they were booed in return. 'No,' the crowd yelled back. 'Freedom.' Most attendees didn't wear the face coverings, arguing the government cannot make them.  Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who opened Friday's session, didn't mention the issue in his brief remarks. Conservatives are gathered in Orlando for annual CPAC conference Many in the crowd did not wear...
    More On: donald trump Mitch McConnell would ‘absolutely’ support Trump if he won GOP’s 2024 nomination Capitol rioter called ex-girlfriend a ‘moron’ during siege— then she turned him in Manhattan DA obtains Donald Trump’s tax returns NYC is no longer an ‘anarchist jurisdiction’ as Biden repeals Trump order Former President Donald Trump is working on how his “America First” agenda will move forward, his former chief of staff revealed, adding that they are “planning for the next administration.” Speaking to Fox News‘ “Hannity” Thursday evening, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows made the remarks after being asked about the ex-president’s big return to the national stage this weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference. “Well you’re going to see a speech on Sunday that talks about not only the beginning, but what the future may look like, and I’m excited about it,” the former House Freedom...
    An announcement that may surprise after recent news. Relations between the two men had indeed deteriorated sharply in recent weeks. The leader of the Republicans had publicly accused the former US president of being “responsible” for the murderous assault on Capitol Hill. Donald Trump had called on the Republicans to turn against their leader. “Mitch is a sullen, sullen politician who never smiles and if Republican Senators stay with him they won’t win anymore“, wrote the former president in a scathing statement.
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he would "absolutely" support former President Donald Trump if he became the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, a notable commitment following his recent blistering critiques of the former President.While McConnell maintained that the 2024 presidential election cycle would be a "wide-open race," when pressed by Fox News' Bret Baier about supporting Trump if he captured the Republican nomination, McConnell offered, "The nominee of the party? Absolutely."The Kentucky Republican's comments come just weeks after he delivered a pointed rebuke of Trump on the Senate floor for fomenting the deadly US Capitol insurrection. Though McConnell voted to acquit Trump anyway, he called the former President's actions that preceded the riot "a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty.""Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day," McConnell said as he suggested that the former President could be subject to criminal prosecution.EMBED...
    Reuters February 26, 2021 0 Comments Donald Trump’s hold on the Republican Party will be on full display as an annual gathering of prominent U.S. conservatives starts in earnest on Friday, with a key question being whether the former president will run again in four years. Prominent congressional conservatives including Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley, and Representatives Steve Scalise and Matt Gaetz are among the Trump loyalists expected to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, which Trump will address on Sunday. Trump’s tumultuous final weeks in office saw his supporters launch a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an attempt to block Congress from certifying Democratic President Joe Biden’s election victory, a win that Trump falsely claimed was tainted by widespread fraud. A total of 17 members of his party in Congress voted to impeach or convict him...
    ▶ Watch Video: Trump expected to speak at CPAC this weekend Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming is coming under fire again after breaking ranks with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Cheney said Wednesday that it’s “up to CPAC” to allow former President Trump to speak, and she added “I’ve been clear in my views about President Trump and the extent to which following January 6, I don’t believe he should be playing a role in the party.” CBS News asked both Cheney and McCarthy if Mr. Trump should speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend.  McCarthy replied: “Yes, he should.”    Cheney, the third-ranking Republican in the House, was one of 10 Republicans who broke with the party to vote to impeach Mr. Trump on a charge of inciting the insurrection of the Capitol on January 6. Three weeks after the impeachment vote, House Republicans voted 145-61 to...
    Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming is coming under fire again after breaking ranks with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Cheney said Wednesday that it's "up to CPAC" to allow former President Trump to speak, and she added "I've been clear in my views about President Trump and the extent to which following January 6, I don't believe he should be playing a role in the party." CBS News asked both Cheney and McCarthy if Mr. Trump should speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference this weekend.  McCarthy replied: "Yes, he should."    Cheney, the third-ranking Republican in the House, was one of 10 Republicans who broke with the party to vote to impeach Mr. Trump on a charge of inciting the insurrection of the Capitol on January 6. Three weeks after the impeachment vote, House Republicans voted 145-61 to keep her in a leadership role. But the Wyoming Republican...
    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's hold on the Republican Party will be on full display as an annual gathering of prominent U.S. conservatives starts in earnest on Friday, with a key question being whether the former president will run again in four years. Prominent congressional conservatives including Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley, and Representatives Steve Scalise and Matt Gaetz are among the Trump loyalists expected to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, which Trump will address on Sunday. Trump's tumultuous final weeks in office saw his supporters launch a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an attempt to block Congress from certifying Democratic President Joe Biden's election victory, a win that Trump falsely claimed was tainted by widespread fraud. A total of 17 members of his party in Congress voted to impeach or convict him for...
    Orlando, Florida (CNN)Republican politicians, media personalities and activists are gathering this weekend in Florida for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, an event that could offer an early window into the party's 2024 presidential contest while also amplifying false claims that the 2020 election was stolen.Former President Donald Trump will be the star of the show in Orlando, delivering a Sunday afternoon speech -- one in which he is expected to continue to falsely claim that the presidential election was stolen -- that will mark his first public comments since leaving the White House.But starting Friday, a medley of potential 2024 presidential candidates are also looking for breakout moments that will launch them toward stardom. Their speeches will serve as a gauge of the conservative base's feelings about them as they begin to position themselves for possible runs."The race for 2024 will start at CPAC," said American Conservative Union Chairman...
    An annual gathering of conservatives this weekend in Florida is set to serve as the official reemergence of former President Donald Trump – and an opportunity for lesser-known Republicans quietly plotting their futures in his long shadow to stand out. Just 37 days into President Joe Biden's term, the Conservative Political Action Conference is also poised to serve as a testing ground for fresh attack lines as the White House and congressional Democrats prepare to pass trillion-dollar legislation designed to fight the pandemic, continue using executive authority to reverse Trump-era policies and install new senior government officials that Republicans hope to cast as ideological antagonists.   "There's no question that the gun has gone off on the 2024 campaign for the Republican nomination," said Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, which oversees CPAC. But  Mr. Trump and his future loom large over the confab.  "The big question,"...
    Among the participants of CPAC, the high mass of American conservatives which opens on Friday, and across the United States, the same question resonates: will the billionaire announce that he is running again in 2024? Undoubtedly not directly, said the organizers, but the tribune should well flirt openly with this idea, Sunday afternoon in Orlando, Florida. For his first speech since January 20, the former president will talk about “the future of the Republican party and the conservative movement,” his entourage told .. The former president should also speak about immigration and “disastrous policies” of his democratic successor Joe Biden on this file, according to the same source. After four years in Trump’s tenure, Republicans lost control of Congress and the White House. And it is a former president marked with the infamous stain of an indictment (“impeachment”) for inciting insurgency in the attack on the Capitol who will...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would support former President Donald Trump if he were to take the Republican Party's nomination in the 2024 election. On Thursday, McConnell told Fox News's Bret Baier that if Trump were the nominee, he would "absolutely" support him, just weeks after Trump released an excoriating statement against the Kentucky Republican. ROMNEY: 'PRETTY SURE' TRUMP WOULD WIN 2024 GOP NOMINATION IF HE RUNS FOR PRESIDENT AGAIN McConnell denied accusations of there being an internal war within the GOP, between the lawmakers who tie themselves to Trump and those who want to move on from the brash former president, and took a more establishment position. "I think the Biden administration is making it easy for us to get together," McConnell said. "I think we've unified in opposition to this new administration's extremely progressive approach." Trump, who is set to speak at CPAC this weekend,...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stopped short of blaming former President Donald Trump for losing both Georgia Senate seats. McConnell spoke Thursday with Fox News anchor Bret Baier and, after refusing to weigh in on Trump’s more recent activities, confirmed that he would support the 2024 Republican nominee — whoever it might be. (RELATED: Trump Advisers Say The Former President Will Circle The GOP Wagons One Month After Leaving The White House) WATCH: Baier began by playing a clip of McConnell speaking on the Senate floor, criticizing Trump’s behavior after the 2020 presidential election and leading up to the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill. McConnell said that he believed it was time to move forward, and immediately pivoted to President Joe Biden. “I want to say this about the president, having chosen the progressive route, he certainly made it a lot easier for me to unify my...
    Manhattan prosecutor Cyrus Vance, who is investigating Donald Trump for alleged tax, banking and insurance fraud, obtained the former president’s tax returns after a lengthy legal battle, a spokesman said Tuesday. « Our office obtained the documents on Monday, » Vance spokesman Danny Frost told .. Over a year ago that prosecutor Vance I was trying to get the tax returns and other Trump tax documents from 2011 to 2018, but his accounting firm Mazars refused to release them. Initially, the prosecutor’s investigation focused on payments made to the pornographic actress Stormy Daniels and another alleged Trump lover to buy his silence, in violation of the US electoral financing law. But the prosecution later expanded it to « possible criminal behavior within the Trump Organization, » the company that regroups the former real estate mogul’s businesses and is not listed on the stock market, such as tax and insurance fraud. Manhattan...
    (CNN)Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he would "absolutely" support former President Donald Trump if he became the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, a notable commitment following his recent blistering critiques of the former President. While McConnell maintained that the 2024 presidential election cycle would be a "wide-open race," when pressed by Fox News' Bret Baier about supporting Trump if he captured the Republican nomination, McConnell offered, "The nominee of the party? Absolutely."The Kentucky Republican's comments come just weeks after he delivered a pointed rebuke of Trump on the Senate floor for fomenting the deadly US Capitol insurrection. Though McConnell voted to acquit Trump anyway, he called the former President's actions that preceded the riot "a disgraceful, disgraceful dereliction of duty.""Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day," McConnell said as he suggested that the former President could be subject to criminal prosecution.In response,...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Murkowski undecided on Tanden as nomination in limbo MORE (R-Ky.), who just weeks ago excoriated former President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Georgia secretary of state withholds support for 'reactionary' GOP voting bills MORE on the Senate floor, blaming him for the riot at the Capitol, on Thursday said he would back Trump if he wins the party's 2024 presidential nomination. "There's a lot to happen between now and '24. I've got at least four members that I think are planning on running for president...Should be a wide open race," McConnell said during an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier. Asked if he would support Trump...
    Former President Donald Trump is going to address the Republican Party’s path forward when he hits the stage on Sunday, former camapign adviser Jason Miller said Thursday. “We’re in a very unique dynamic now where it’s a former president who many folks are talking about could there be a potential return,” Miller said in an interview Thursday on SiriusXM with Mediaite founder Dan Abrams. “Could he run again in the future? We haven’t had a former president have this much excitement surrounding a first post-presidential speech in, probably, over a century. So I think you’re going to see the president come out … [and] take some strong issue with the direction that Joe Biden has been leading over this past month or so.” Trump is scheduled to speak on Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Committee’s (CPAC) annual conference, which is being held this year in Orlando, FL. It will be his first public...
    DONALD Trump's tax returns are now in the hands of the Manhattan District Attorney's office, but the former president claims it is an "attack by Democrats". Prosecutors obtained the records after the Supreme Court rejected Trump's last-ditch effort to keep the records private on Monday. 4President Donald Trump's tax returns are in the hands of the Manhattan District AttorneyCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4The documents include tax returns spanning from January 2011 to August 2019 4Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance obtained the recordsCredit: Getty Images - Getty A spokesperson for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr, Danny Frost, confirmed that a subpoena was enforced on Monday against Trump’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, after his appeal was rejected. The District Attorney had been fighting for a year and a half for access to Trump’s tax records for a criminal grand jury investigation into his business dealings. New York District Attorney Vance...
    The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) kicks off Thursday, and all eyes are on the speakers who are set to start taking the stage Friday.  A slew of Republicans who are considered potential 2024 presidential contenders will seek to make their appeals to the conservative base -- but none will command as much attention as former President Donald Trump, who is set to give remarks on Sunday.Fast Facts CPAC 2021 will take place in Orlando, Florida. Event is seen as prelude to how the Republican presidential primary field may shape up. Former President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak Sunday in highly-anticipated remarks said to hammer President Biden on issues from immigration to China. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, along with Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Ted Cruz, R-Texas and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., will all be in attendance in Orlando, Fla., for speeches starting Friday.Here's what you need to...