The Republican Party is finally realizing it needs Donald Trump to survive.
The largest gathering of conservative politicians, lawmakers, thinkers and supporters, CPAC, has officially extended an invite for President Trump to speak at their next event.
The event is slated to kick off next Thursday in Orlando. Some of the biggest names from the Trump administration have already agreed to attend such as Mike Pompeo and Sarah Sanders. The Conservative Political Action Conference would be the first public speaking event the former President committed to since leaving office.
Slowly but surely Trump has begun reentering political life since his second impeachment acquittal last Saturday. The Senate found Mr. Trump innocent of “inciting an insurrection” despite constant Democrat hysteria on the matter.
Trump’s public influence has decreased since his expulsion from most of his social media platforms, but that hasn’t stopped him from making his voice heard. Following McConnell’s Senate floor diatribe against the former president, Trump released a damning statement in return, referring to the minority leader as a “dour, sullen hack.” Trump’s first network media appearances came after the untimely death of Rush Limbaugh.
The CPAC organizer refused to answer whether Trump accepted the invitation.
“We’ve always talked, I’ve always had a good relationship with the president, I hope we can make it,” he said. “He should be uncanceled. He deserves to be heard. Even if you disagree with him, his voice deserves to be heard,” the organizer added
Trump attended CPAC last year where he gave a 90 minute speech congratulation the Republicans who stood by him during his first impeachment debacle.
The conference has switched locations from Washington D.C. to Florida this year. The location is about two and half hours away from Trump’s Florida home at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach.
Confirmed CPAC speaker this year include Ben Carson, Josh Hawley and Ric Grennell – all allies or former cabinet officials of President Trump.
A spokesman for Trump did not respond to a request for comment.