FORMER President Donald Trump was announced as a keynote speaker at this year's CPAC conference in Florida.
Trump is expected to use the speech as a warm-up to make a bigger announcement.
When is Trump speaking on CPAC?
Former President Donald Trump will speak at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday, February 28, 2021.
"You're going to see a speech on Sunday that talks about not only the beginning, but what the future may look like, and I'm excited about it," former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told Fox News.
"I spoke to President Trump last night for a fairly lengthy conversation where [we] were talking about America, where it needs to go, continuing the America first agenda."
"But more importantly than that, how this president – Biden – has undermined that particular policy within days, and we see it."
The annual meeting takes place from February 25-28 and will feature a host of guest speakers.
This year's CPAC will bring together conservative lawmakers, activists, and Republican Party officials to Orlando, Florida.
Former Vice President Mike Pence declined to speak at CPAC, while it was reported that Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell did not receive an invitation at all, according to the Independent.
The event kicked off with an address from Florida governor Ron DeSantis, while Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr also spoke.
How can I watch?
Trump is expected to take to the stage at around 3:40pm EST on February 28.
It is rumored he will announce plans to run for president in 2024.
Sources said he will go between "warming up to the idea of a 2024 run, and walking right up to the line of announcing another campaign”.
CPAC will be streamed across a variety of news networks like MSNBC and CNN. You can also stream the weekend on CPAC's website.
CPAC 2021 will air in its entirety on Fox Nation, Fox News’ on-demand streaming service. Fox Nation serves as a sponsor of the event, and as such, will be hosting CPAC All-Access Live! every day from 11 am to 1 pm.
What is Donald Trump planning?
Trump allegedly wants to start a political action committee that is run by his ex-adviser.
The former president is eyeing up Corey Lewandowski to head up the new super PAC, Fox News reported.
Lewandowski served as Trump's campaign manager in 2016, before being fired in the 2016 presidential primaries.
He remained close with the president, acting as an outside adviser, before becoming a top adviser on Trump's 2020 re-election run.
The decision to start the new venture was reportedly made during a meeting last week in Mar-a-Lago when Trump met with his political team.
At the meeting, according to the outlet, was 2020 campaign managers Bill Stepien and Brad Parscale, senior adviser Jason Miller, former White House social media director Dan Scavino, and his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.
Sources told Fox that, while Trump's post-presidency activities were discussed, plans to start the PAC were not final.
"MAGA supporters and candidates supporting President Trump’s America First agenda are going to be impressed with the political operation being built out here," Miller told the outlet.
"We expect formal announcements of the full team in the coming weeks, which will include some very talented operatives not yet named."
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