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Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance after leaving WH
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Trump to speak at CPAC in first public appearance after leaving WH
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Washington, Feb 21 (TIWN) Former US President Donald Trump will speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, on Feb 28, according to a source familiar with the matter, while former Vice President Mike Pence declined an invitation to speak at the conference.

One source said that the organisers still hope to change Pence’s mind about attending, while another source said that Pence is planning to stay under the radar for the next six months, the CNN reported.

The divergence between the two former leaders, which comes as the GOP is grappling with its future in the wake of the Trump presidency, follows tensions between Trump and Pence surrounding the January 6 riot at the US Capitol and Pence’s role certifying the results of the election for President Joe Biden.

 
“We accept Joe Biden is the duly elected President of the US,” Marc Short, former chief of staff to Pence, said.
 
“Despite Pence playing a role in perpetuating baseless election fraud theories that Trump repeatedly pushed ahead of the attack on the Capitol,” he added.
 
Unlike Trump, Pence attended Biden’s inauguration in Washington, DC, last month — after skipping Trump’s farewell ceremony.
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