Trump reportedly set to tell CPAC audience he is ‘still in charge’ of the Republican Party and his ‘presumptive’ 2024 presidential candidate
Former President Donald Trump will proclaim he is still the leader of the Republican Party and is its “presumed 2024 candidate” when he makes his first public appearance at a Conservative conference next weekend in Orlando , Florida, according to a report released Monday.
From Trump keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference Next Sunday will be a “show of force,” and he will remind Republicans that he still has control of the bully’s pulpit even though he’s not in the White House, Axios reported.
“I may not have Twitter TWTR,
or the Oval Office, but I’m still in charge, ”will be Trump’s message to the group, the website reported, citing a longtime adviser.
The former president, who hosted Republican lawmakers at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., Will snuggle up with advisers this week on his political future with a view to becoming a kingmaker in the 2022 election .
“Trump is indeed the Republican Party.”
Senior adviser Jason Miller has said Trump intends to remain a force among Republicans. “Trump is indeed the Republican Party,” Miller told Axios. “The only gulf is between Beltway insiders and grassroots Republicans across the country. When you attack President Trump, you attack the Republican base. ”
A recent survey conducted by Suffolk University with USA Today found 46% of Republican voters saying they would quit the party if Trump decided to form his own political party.
T rump is also expected to reimburse the 10 House Republicans who voted to convict him in his impeachment trial and the seven GOP Senators who voted with all Senate independents and Democrats to condemn him.
Earlier this month, Trump ripped apart Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, calling it a “smileless political hack” which should be kicked out of office. McConnell had voted to acquit Trump but then called Trump “practically and morally responsible” for the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill.
Trump has found support from Republican state officials who have censored members of Congress who voted against him, and he keeps a database of millions of names from his campaigns and up to $ 75 million in his PAC , he can pay on the candidates he recruits to challenge the sitting Republicans. in the primary elections.
An indication of the strength of Trump’s support within the GOP, 80% in the USA Today / Suffolk University poll said they would not support a candidate who voted against the former president in the impeachment process.