Donald Trump, through no real fault of his own, has been far less active in American society these past few weeks. Instead, he’s down in Mar-a-Lago, plotting and planning for whatever the next move in his career will be…all while Twitter, Facebook, and others continues to make communication with the outside world a little more difficult.
But the ex-President does have at least one major speaking engagement on the books, at CPAC at the end of the month.
Those familiar with that coming speech have some pretty bold predictions about what Trump is going to tell the world.
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.
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.”
And there will be plenty of payback on display.
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.
Trump was acquitted, with 57 senators voting for his conviction — short of the required two-thirds majority — and 43 voting against conviction.
He also reportedly plans to argue in the CPAC speech that many of his predictions about President Biden have already come true.
Trump spent the last few weeks of his first term attempting to convince the nation at large that the 2020 election was stolen from him – a reality that lends a convincing aura to the “revenge” angle we may see at CPAC.