Donald Trump will speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearance

Donald Trump will speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearance

Former U.S. President Donald Trump will seek to return to the political spotlight in an address to a major meeting of conservatives, a source familiar with his plans said on Saturday, as the Republican plots his post-White House moves. CPAC is one of the largest annual gatherings of political conservatives - one that trump regularly participates in and enjoys.

After leaving office on January 20, Trump retreated to his Florida resort where, without a Twitter account, he has kept a relatively low profile even throughout his second impeachment trial.

"He'll be talking about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement".

Known for his hatred towards the immigrants - most famously seen in the example of the Mexico wall - Trump is also expected to challenge the "disastrous amnesty and border policies" of his opponent and the current US President Joe Biden.

Three-quarters of Republicans want Mr Trump to play a prominent role in the party, according to a poll from Quinnipiac University this week.

After being shyly forced out of the White House on January 20, Trump has been residing in his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

"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. And I'm looking at poll numbers that are through the roof", he said confidently. In 2019, Trump spoke for more than two hours.

The gap between Trump and McConnell widened when the latter declared after the Senate's acquittal of the former president that Trump was "practically and morally responsible" for the Capitol siege.

Other notable speakers at the conference include Trump's former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Trump's former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), Trump's former press secretary Sarah Sanders, and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R).

Mr Biden, who is trying to steer the United States through the COVID-19 pandemic and an economic crisis, has tried to avoid discussing Mr Trump, at one point calling him "the former guy". They have not spoken since, a former White House official said this week.

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