Donald Trump Will Once Again Speak At CPAC
For some reason, the Conservative Political Action Conference has decided to invite Donald Trump to speak at CPAC:
Celebrity mogul Donald Trump will speak at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, a major stomping ground for Republican activists and presidential hopefuls.
“I look forward to welcoming him back to the CPAC stage next week,” said American Conservative Union President Al Cardenas. “Mr. Trump’s previous CPAC appearance was hugely popular among our attendees and we expect it will be even more popular this year.”
Trump spoke at CPAC in 2011, when he was considering a presidential bid. The room was packed for his appearance, which got a decidedly mixed reception; there were boos before, during and after his speech. His dismissal of Ron Paul’s candidacy was particularly unpopular.
A few months later, Trump announced that he wasn’t a candidate, a decision he now says he regrets.
“I made a mistake in not running, because I think I would have won,” the “Apprentice” star recently told the Associated Press.
After his 2011 CPAC appearance, of course, Trump engaged in a cynical game with the media where he promoted the bither issue and pretended to run for President for a few weeks. Why the people at the American Conservative Union are inviting him back is something I can’t quite figure out.