According to a source of CNN, Former President Donald Trump will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, next Sunday. Two sources told CNN that former Vice President Mike Pence has declined to speak at the conference.
Supporters hope to change Pence’s mind about speaking at the conference, however, a source said Pence is planning to stay under the radar for the next six months. Politico first reported that Pence declined the invitation.
Tensions are high between Trump and Pence due to the events of the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. Trump also still holds Pence accountable for his role in certifying the results of the election for President Joe Biden. “We accept Joe Biden is the duly elected president of the United States,” former Pence chief of staff Marc Short told CNN’s Pamela Brown on “Newsroom” Saturday evening.
On Saturday, Short said that Trump and Pence “departed amicably” and that they’ve spoken since.
A source told CNN that Trump plans to attend CPAC and the source told CNN on Saturday that “he’ll be talking about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement.”
“Also look for the 45th President to take on President Biden’s disastrous amnesty and border policies,” the source added. The conference will be Trump’s first public appearance since the end of his Presidency.