Trump Returns to CPAC, First Speech Since Leaving Office

In former President Trump’s first speech since leaving office, he assailed President Biden’s record, called for primary challenges to Republicans who voted to impeach him, and declared he will not be starting a new political party. Reporters on the left sounded their usual, tired alarms.


Former President Donald Trump addressed the crowd at CPAC in Florida, pledging to work with party leaders to regain the majority in Congress and winking at the possibility of another run for the White House in 2024.


reporting from the left side of the aisle




  • Conservative blog RedState highlighted reaction to Trump’s speech and the future of the Republican Party, saying there is plenty of room for “Trumpism”, with one report saying the party’s future strength lies in a “polished populism”.
  • Newsmax noted the difference between 2021 and 2016, saying Trump canceled his 2016 CPAC speech after it was reported a large number of attendees would boycott his speech compared to 2021 in which the conference “bore his undeniable imprint.”
  • OANN highlighted Trump’s call for election reform, saying the process is “very sick and corrupt”, demanding nationwide voter ID requirements and limitations on mail-in voting processes.


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