Without his beloved Twitter, Donald Trump’s time in the national media spotlight has been fairly well diminished of late.
The social media platform, along with others in the digital publishing space, essentially blackballed Donald Trump near the end of this first term, believing that he could incite more violence in his final days should he be left to his own devices.
Very few of these platforms have turned the spigot back on for Trump after he left 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and so what little we have heard from the former President has come from his PAC or statements emailed to the press.
At the end of the month, Trump will address CPAC, and those with knowledge of that coming speech have said that it’s going to be a doozy.
Former president Donald Trump will claim he is the leader of the Republican party and its “presumptive 2024 nominee” when he makes his first public appearance since leaving office during the Conservative Political Action Conference next weekend in Orlando, according to a report.
A longtime Trump adviser told Axios his CPAC speech will be a “show of force,” and said the message will be: “I may not have Twitter or the Oval Office, but I’m still in charge.” The source reportedly added that “payback is his chief obsession.”
And that’s not all.
According to Axios, Trump is expected to go after the 10 House Republicans who voted to convict him in his impeachment trial, spurred by the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, and the seven GOP Senators who voted with Democrats to convict.
Trump was acquitted, with 57 senators voting for his conviction — short of the required two-thirds majority — and 43 voting against conviction.
He also reportedly plans to argue in the CPAC speech that many of his predictions about President Biden have already come true.
Trump’s possible insinuation that he’ll be running again in 2024 could “freeze out” other potential GOP candidates, giving Trump a bit of an inside edge when it comes to getting nominated.