Trump to Speak at CPAC in First Public Appearance Since Leaving Office

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Former President Donald Trump is expected to address the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 28, in what would be his first public appearance since leaving the White House.

Mr. Trump is planning to attend the gathering, also known as CPAC, on the final day of the four-day event, which is being held in Orlando, Fla., this year rather than the Washington, D.C., area. An adviser for Mr. Trump said he would speak about the future of the Republican party and conservatism, as well as comment on President Biden’s immigration policies.

Ian Walters, spokesman for the American Conservative Union, confirmed that Mr. Trump would speak at the conference on Feb. 28.

The event is expected to draw a number of high-profile conservatives and Trump allies, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and former White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. Mr. Trump has previously appeared at CPAC many times.

The former president hasn’t appeared publicly since a farewell rally the morning of Mr. Biden’s inauguration, though he has issued some statements and has done some media interviews. After he lost the White House, he refused to concede the race and made unfounded assertions that the election was stolen.