Trump to speak at CPAC in first post-White House appearance

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Former President Trump will make his first appearance since leaving office at a conservative gathering in Florida next weekend.
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Donald Trump will make his first post-presidential appearance at a gathering of conservatives in Florida next weekend.

Ian Walters, spokesman for the American Conservative Union, confirmed that Trump will be speaking at the group’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 28.

Trump is expected to use the speech to talk about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative moment, as well as to criticize President Biden’s efforts to undo his immigration policies, according to a person who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the plans.


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CPAC is being held this year in Orlando, Fla., and will feature a slew of former Trump administration officials and others who represent his wing of the GOP, including former Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.

Trump has been keeping a relatively low profile since he retired from the White House to Palm Beach, Fla., in January, but reemerged last week to conduct a series of phone-in interviews on the occasion of the death of conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh.

Trump has a long history with CPAC, which played a key role in his emergence as a political force.