Party leaders want to capitalize on Donald Trump’s appeal to the white working class. But in recent weeks, they’ve offered very little to advance working people’s economic interests.
The king is dead, long live the king.
As jockeying begins for 2024, rank-and-file Republicans say they are most drawn to leaders who both pledge fealty to the former president and appear to showcase a distinct political identity.
Despite falling from power in Washington, the Republican Party has done little soul-searching or reflection on a new agenda, instead focusing on attacking Democrats and the news media.
At their three-day gathering, pro-Trump conservatives tried to turn “cancel culture” into their new “fake news” and spent little time on policy (either their own or President Biden’s).
The Conservative Political Action Conference, made up largely of far-right Trump supporters, held two 2024 presidential straw polls. Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida won one that did not include Mr. Trump.
In his first public appearance since leaving office, Donald J. Trump also planned to assert that there were no divisions in his party, according to excerpts of his speech, even as he plotted vindication against his enemies.
The faithful who flocked to the annual conference of conservatives made it clear that their allegiance was to the former president far more than to the Republican Party.
At CPAC on Saturday, the focus was on praise for Mr. Trump in advance of his speech there on Sunday.
Most presidents leave the White House and adopt low profiles. Donald Trump is returning to the national stage with a prominent appearance at a conservative conference on Sunday.
The Conservative Political Action Conference has evolved from a family reunion of Republican libertarians, social conservatives and a hawkish foreign policy establishment into Trump-chella.
At an annual gathering of conservatives, devotees of Donald J. Trump pledged their fealty to him and issued grave warnings about the political left.
Day 1 of the Conservative Political Action Conference will include speeches from Senators Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, Rick Scott and others. Here’s what to expect.
Even more than usual, the Conservative Political Action Conference this year will be a barometer for the Republican Party, newly out of power in Washington and trying to chart a way back.
The former president will make his first lengthy remarks since leaving office before the annual conference of conservatives Feb. 28.
They’re confident, for perhaps the first time in his presidency, that the experts on call aren’t out to sabotage the president.
Following President Trump’s lead, many commentators have played down fears.
The Texas Republican isolated himself after possible exposure to the coronavirus. If only others in his party took the threat as seriously.
Going viral is not a good thing this time.