Previous President TrumpDonald Trump Romney: ‘Pretty Sure’ Trump Would Win GOP Nomination In 2024 Should He Run For President Pence Huddles With Senior GOP Study Committee Members Trump Says ‘Without A doubt’ Tiger Woods Will Return After Crash MORE will use his Sunday address at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to attack his successor President BidenJoe BidenHoyer: House To Vote On COVID-19 Relief Bill On Friday Pence Meets With Senior GOP Study Committee Members Powell Rejects GOP Inflation Fears MORE and advance a possible White House bid in 2024, a person familiar with the speech confirmed to The Hill on Wednesday.
The speech will mark Trump’s first major appearance on the political stage since leaving Washington on January 20. Since then he has kept a relatively low profile on his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida, breaking his silence only occasionally during and after his impeachment. in the Senate.
But when he takes the stage at CPAC on Sunday, the former president is ready to give a scathing rebuke to Biden’s first five weeks in the White House, criticizing his successor’s handling of immigration policy and his stance toward China. , among other things.
The content of the speech was first reported Wednesday by Fox News.
Trump is not expected to make an announcement yet about a possible political comeback in 2024, although according to Fox News, he plans to walk “down to the line of announcing another campaign.”
CPAC, which begins Thursday in Orlando, Florida, will mark something of a political resurgence for the former president, who has been isolated from Facebook and his preferred social media platform Twitter for more than a month due to his dissemination of disinformation around the 2020 elections.
But Trump has already indicated that he plans to remain a force in Republican politics.
After the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell McConnell Endorses Garland for Attorney General Trump to Attend Private RNC Donor Retreat The Patriot Party Already Exists, It’s Democrats MORE (R-Ky.) Blamed him earlier this month for inciting a mob of his supporters to storm Capitol on Jan.6, Trump hit the Kentucky Republican and vowed to back top contenders for Republican rulers whom he considers the most. loyal to him.
The former president broke almost a month of media silence last week when he gave a series of interviews praising conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh after his death. In those interviews, he also alluded to his previous allegations of fraud in the November elections, unfounded allegations that were a key aspect of his impeachment.
He has also been in contact with political advisers and allies, including the House Minority Leader. Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthy Trump to attend RNC Private Donor Retreat Former RNC Chairman for Republicans Seeking a New Trump Party: ‘There’s the Door’ Lawmakers Propose Bill to Create Capitol Riot Commission MORE (R-Calif.), Who met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago late last month.
However, the looming possibility of another White House run by the former president has put other potential Republican contenders in a bind in 2024, who hope to tap into Trump’s base of support. Several of them, including the governor of Florida. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisTrump to Attend RNC Private Donor Retreat DeSantis easily defeats Rubio and Scott in hypothetical presidential primary: Official Florida Poll Tells Offices to Ignore DeSantis Order to Lower Flags in Honor of Limbaugh MORE and Senators Rick Scott (Fla.) and Josh hawleyJoshua (Josh) David Hawley Five Big Takeaways from the Capitol Security Hearings Sanders Votes Against USDA Nominee Biden Vilsack Senate Confirms Vilsack Secretary of Agriculture MORE (Mo.), are also scheduled to speak at CPAC in the coming days.