Big Tech, free speech, China, mobs and street violence, and protecting elections are all on the agenda for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which will be headlined by former President Donald Trump in Orlando, Florida on Sunday.
The conference, which will start next Thursday, although the working sessions will begin on Friday, will be the stage on which Trump will make his first public speech since he left the presidency on January 20th.
According to sources close to Trump quoted on Saturday by different media, the former President will talk about the “future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement” and the “disastrous” policies of the current president, Democrat Joe Biden, on immigration and border issues.
As well the list of speakers includes his son Donald Trump, Jr. who will speak next Friday on “Reviving the Spirit of the American Dream” and will be introduced by his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle.
Several members of Trump’s cabinet and some of his staff are scheduled to speak at CPAC, including Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former White House Press Secretary.
Among the other main speakers will include the Governors of Florida and South Dakota, Ron DeSantis and Kristi Noem, as well as Texas Senator Ted Cruze.
The meeting’s agenda is a compendium of the concerns of conservatives and Trump himself, with special attention to the big tech firms, which have blocked Trump’s and other conservatives’ accounts of Big Tech’s ideological bias.
Several of the speeches are dedicated to the theme “Protect the Elections”, in allusion to the fraud of which Trump claims to have been a victim, and with an eye on the mid-term elections to be held on November 8, 2022, in which the Republican Party aspires to regain legislative control.
The former President will discuss the right to bear arms, “The impending humanitarian crisis at the border”, a topic to be addressed by Chris Landau, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, and the energy policy of the Biden’s administration.
Since leaving the presidency, Trump has resided in Palm Beach (Florida), in his private club Mar-a-Lago, and so far has kept a low profile. This may well be the beginning of his return to the public eye.