It was reported this morning, that Donald Trump’s scheduled speech at CPAC this week will be a “show of force,” according to a longtime adviser.
According to Axios, the speech will communicate that he’s still the leader of the Republican Party as well as their “presumptive 2024 nominee” for president.
The report cautioned, however, that many Trump confidants think he’ll pretend to run but ultimately pass because he knows the possibility, or threat, gives him leverage and attention.
A recent poll asked Republicans “if Trump ran for president again in 2024, would you support him for the Republican nomination?” 76% responded “yes,” versus 12% “No.”
Trump senior adviser Jason Miller said, “Trump effectively is the Republican Party. The only chasm is between Beltway insiders and grassroots Republicans around the country. When you attack President Trump, you’re attacking the Republican grassroots.”
Trump advisers are set to meet with Trump at Mar-a-Lago this week to plan his next political moves, and to set up the machinery for kingmaking in the 2022 midterms, according to Axios as well.
Previously we reported:
It was recently reported that Ian Walters, spokesman for the American Conservative Union, confirmed that Trump will be the keynote speaker at the group’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference on February 28.
According to a person who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the plans, the former president is expected to speak about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement, as well as to criticize President Biden’s efforts to undo his immigration policies.
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