What does the future hold for Donald Trump? It seems as though the world is now just a few days away from finding out.
For the first few weeks of his post-presidency life, The Don appeared to be taking things easy. He’d been golfing and plotting down at Mar-a-Lago, keeping a fairly low profile outside of the occasional retaliatory statement disseminated from his PAC or via email.
Now, however, with a major appearance at CPAC slated for the end of the month, those with knowledge of Trump’s coming speech have some heavy details to share.
Former president Donald Trump will claim he is the leader of the Republican party and its “presumptive 2024 nominee” when he makes his first public appearance since leaving office during the Conservative Political Action Conference next weekend in Orlando, according to a report.take our poll - story continues below
A longtime Trump adviser told Axios his CPAC speech will be a “show of force,” and said the message will be: “I may not have Twitter or the Oval Office, but I’m still in charge.” The source reportedly added that “payback is his chief obsession.”
They would go on to detail the planning that has gone into this moment.
Trump’s advisers will reportedly meet with him at Mar-a-Lago this week to plan his next political moves, and to set up the framework for kingmaking in the 2022 midterm elections.
According to Axios, Trump is expected to go after the 10 House Republicans who voted to convict him in his impeachment trial, spurred by the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, and the seven GOP Senators who voted with Democrats to convict.
The move will undoubtedly rile the MAGA masses, and could work to freeze out a number of other potential GOP candidates who were eyeing 2024.
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