President Trump Addresses Conservative Conference - Live Feed

A year after skipping the event for lack of support, writing that he "looks forward to returning next year, as President of the United States," President Trump is due to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this morning.

Trump's statement last year...

The Donald J. Trump for President Campaign has just announced it will be in Wichita, Kansas for a major rally on Saturday, prior to the Caucus. Mr. Trump will also be speaking at the Kansas Caucus and then departing for Orlando, Florida to speak to a crowd of approximately 20,000 people or more. Because of this, he will not be able to speak at CPAC, as he has done for many consecutive years. Mr. Trump would like to thank Matt Schlapp and all of the executives at CPAC and looks forward to returning to next year, hopefully as President of the United States.

And so here he is, and we suspect he will have a few barbed words for this room of conservatives before he is done speaking.

As The Hill reports, Trump’s administration has taken center stage at this year’s CPAC, with Vice President Mike Pence, chief of staff Reince Priebus and senior counselor Stephen Bannon all speaking Thursday at the event.

Also scheduled to speak Friday at CPAC are British politician and Brexit leader Nigel Farage, National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton and more.

Trump is due to speak at 1020ET...

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