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Trump to make first post-presidency speech at right-wing conference as he keeps grip on GOP

Trump to make first post-presidency speech at right-wing conference as he keeps grip on GOP

2/21/2021 1:11:00 AM

Trump to make first post-presidency speech at right-wing conference as he keeps grip on GOP

The appearance would be Trump's first extended, public, on-camera remarks since leaving office last month.

Key PointsFormer President Donald Trump is expected to deliver a keynote speech to close out the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, next weekend.The event would be Trump's first extended, public appearance since leaving office last month.

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Trump said he plans to back primary contenders who support his "Make America Great Again" agenda.He faces several serious criminal and civil probes, at least one of which could land him in jail if convicted.President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at Joint Base Andrews before boarding Air Force One for his last time as President on January 20, 2021 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

Pete Marovich | Pool | Getty ImagesFormer President Donald Trump is expected to deliver a keynote speech to close out the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, next weekend, sources familiar with the plans told NBC News.Trump is expected to speak about the future of the Republican Party and conservative movement, sources familiar with the plan say. headtopics.com

The full lineup has not yet been announced and is subject to change.The event would be Trump's first extended, public, on-camera appearance since leaving office last month.In recent weeks,who push back against him, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell; Sen. John Thune, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate; and longtime GOP political operative Karl Rove, according to people familiar with the matter.

Trump spokesman Jason Miller responded to CNBC'srequest for comment on the matterby emailing: "Fake news. We're focused on winning back the House and Senate in 2022."The former president said he plans to back several primary contenders who support his "Make America Great Again" agenda.

Advisors have told Trump that Republican voters don't want to see an all-out war in the GOP, according to his own strategists. Instead, voters would rather see Trump focus his attacks on Biden and top Democrats, advisors say.Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a defender of Trump in Congress,

that Republicans will be rejected by the base of the party if they don't embrace the former president's agenda.Meanwhile, though Trump avoided conviction at his second impeachment trial, he now faces several serious criminal and civil probesthat could be harder to beat. At least one investigation carries the potential for Trump to be sent to jail if convicted. As of Jan. 20, he lost the protection from prosecution by holding the office of president. headtopics.com

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"There's a lot of balls up in the air in the potential criminal arena, and if I were Donald Trump, I would not be resting easy,"said Joseph Tacopina, a leading criminal defense attorney in New York City.Trump spoke at CPAC several times during his presidency, often delivering some of his longest speeches, and used his remarks to energize his conservative base.

Organizers of the event last yearwere criticizedfor their Covid-19 screening precautions after a New Jersey man who attended CPAC tested positive for the coronavirus.This year's event will run from Thursday, Feb. 25 to Sunday Feb. 28., with Trump expected to close out the weekend's events.

-- CNBC's Dan Mangan and Brian Schwartz contributed to this report Read more: CNBC »

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this just delights me CNBC...yes there is only right-wing and centrist. The left-wing of course does not exist. Nah. Moderate GOP like I was are done as long as he’s in control. I can deal with centrist Dems like Biden and Clinton more than crazies like Trump and his following. He doesn’t have a grip on the GOP.

Really.. doesn’t believe the constitution of USA.. good luck to Republican Party going forward. QPAC In fact, the US can never go back. The rift and damage Trump has caused in the international community and the country cannot be healed. don't waste time listening to a lier and clown... “Right wing conference” lmao ok nbc

He would utter words in the dark, but you have him light... “Right wing”? How about “conservative. Would you call a crazy socialist event “left wing” no you would call it liberal. Sone level of equality should be applied. He should go to Texas....they really need his hot air to help the state out. Wonder how much a twice impeached, one-term, twice majority vote losing ex-president gets paid to speak?

The maga guy A headline that includes a speculative conclusion is propaganda, not news. Please don't cover Trump there are soany more things to cover . Can you tell what's the decisions of what to cover ....Why don't you do some feel good stories Lord help the GOP. who cares Does he know he lost the election. Should be a laugher.

Love it He can kill the party and they can rebrand as QAnon-sense. Please don’t give this any media coverage Idiot, insurrections!! MAGA to be in front row. No, wait. They're all in jail. again who the hell cares what he says ..hes going to spout the same ridiculous lies as always..and maybe call people names lol..its a joke

Go away you 4 time loser. Who cares what loser has to say. Trump..? What is it? Huh? Naaa... Cofeve anyone? No one wants to listen to his lies While NY Southern District is gathering evidence that will be quite damning. Not sure the rabbit hole is worth it but the GOP will go down it anyway. Stop covering him - why is this news.

Please televise it! I love seeing the Left-wing wackos cry and complain especially on Twitter. Unity Dont obsess. Who cares? Don’t give him a platform and free press!?!😡 Here are some keynote phrases from Trump's upcoming CPAC Speech.Greatest witchunt ever, hoax, enemy of tbe people, lock them up, the BIG LIE, ( election fraud), dead people voted, it was a perfect phone call to the Georgia Secretary of State, and lots of grievances! MAGA'S 2024!

Please don’t cover him. God who actually gives a shit about that guy still Sorry, my “I don’t give a crap” meter is fully pegged. who cares about a has-been. It's the same as gdp weak russia in the G7 when they are smaller than Italy GPD. geez people. Do NOT broadcast it!!!!!!!!!!!! Genius Idea - let's get the guy who failed as president, lost re-election, lost the Senate, lost the House and incited an insurrection to give a speech because he is obviously the best we can get. Guest speaker - '45 Failures' Who should headline this speech?

Go Trump!! respect Trump Indictment watch. Which state rings Trump up first? This fool and a sucker bankrupts our country by COVID-19 infectious disease, forces Federal Reserved Board to print US$5T so far just to save our country What does he’s going to say?... “ I won, they tried to convicted me twice, sleepy joe, I’m the best president ever, make American great, blah, blah blah “ 🤡🤥

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Him and Ted Cruz a perfect ticket of obnoxious elitism Stop giving him any air time...he doesn't deserve it.