Trump’s grip on the Republican Party shines as conservatives gather in Orlando


Former US President Donald Trump (Image Source: Twitter/President Trump 45)

Former US President Donald Trump will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday.

Former US President Donald Trump’s grip on the Republican Party will be on display over the weekend as prominent US conservatives gather for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) that started on Friday in Orlando, Florida.

Trump is set to speak at the CPAC on Sunday and is expected to chart a plan for the future of the Republican party. In the speech, he is also expected to throw light on the possibility of him running for presidential elections in 2024.

Prominent congressional Republicans, including Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton, and Josh Hawley, and Representatives Steve Scalise and Matt Gaetz were among the Trump loyalists speaking at CPAC.

On Friday, Republican Senator Ted Cruz outlined Trump’s crucial place in the party. Sen Cruz said: “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! And they want him to go away. Let me tell you this right now: Donald J Trump ain’t going anywhere.”

According to media reports, Senator Lindsey Graham, who is a close ally of Trump, said that he expects Trump to speak about his policy achievements, the drawbacks of President Joe Biden’s approach to immigration and energy, and to lay out a hopeful future for the “America First” agenda. Graham added that it “would be a big mistake” if Trump focuses on past elections. 

Meanwhile, a gold-colored statue of Trump is dressed in a jacket, red tie, and boxer shorts with stars-and-stripes was on display at the conference site. 

Golden statue of Trump at CPAC. (Image Source: Twitter/Amy Lynn)

During Trump’s final week in office, his supporters launched a deadly attack on the US Capitol and attempted to refuse the certification of Democratic President Joe Biden’s election victory. 

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