The organizers of the Conservative Political Action Conference have decided to extend an invitation to former President Donald Trump to come and speak at the event, which just so happens to be the largest annual gathering for conservatives in the country.
CPAC is due to kick things off next Thursday in Florida and will feature some of the most popular and infamous individuals from the Trump administration, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.
Matt Schlapp, the Chairman of the American Conservative Union, stated that he extended the invitation to the former president himself.
“I’d love to see him come to CPAC next,” he said to the Washington Examiner.
Trump has begun reemerging into public life since being acquitted by the Senate last weekend of a House impeachment charge of “inciting insurrection.”
Although he remains deprived of his Twitter and Facebook platforms, he released a blistering attack by email on Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday. A day later, he made the rounds on conservative news television to pay tribute to the late radio host Rush Limbaugh, as well as revisiting his unproven claims that the November election was stolen from him.
Schlapp deflected questions about whether he has received a response.
“I’ve always had good relations with him, we’ve always talked, and I hope we can make it work,” he said. “I think he deserves to be heard. I think even people who disagree with him will agree that he deserves to be heard. He should be uncanceled.”
Trump’s speech last year, which was 90 minutes in length, was every bit a victory lap after having been acquitted at the time of his first impeachment.
The reason CPAC will be held in Florida this year instead of Washington is due to the Sunshine State having less COVID-19 restrictions to deal with. The location itself will be two and a half hours away from Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach.