Disgraced ex-US President Donald Trump will make his first public appearance since leaving the White House and the Capitol riots in a bid to return to the political spotlight.
Speaking publicly for the first time since his brief remarks as he left the White House and addressing supporters ahead of the January 6 insurrection he will talk about ‘the future of the Republican party.’
Reuters reports that Trump plans to speak to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, on February 28, the last day of their meeting.
The meeting is a political conference held each year and is attended by conservative activists and elected officials from across the US.
An anonymous source told the agency: “He’ll be talking about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement.”
Mr Trump, is widely expected to run again in 2024, and he has already amassed a $31 million war chest through his new political action committee, Save America, reports The Telegraph.
A number of top Republicans who are considered possible candidates for the party’s 2024 presidential nomination are also due to speak at CPAC, including Trump’s secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and Kristi Noem, the governor of South Dakota.
Two notable Republicans from the Trump administration not on the CPAC speaker list are former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley and former Vice President Mike Pence.
Since being banned from Twitter Trump has been quieter than usual after leaving office and surviving a second impeachment trial with an acquittal.
His tumultuous four years in the White House ended soon after he was impeached on a charge of inciting his supporters’ deadly January attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Five people died during the violence where lawmakers were gathering to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the November election.
After spending two months falsely claiming his election loss was the result of widespread fraud, Trump was acquitted in an impeachment trial held in the Senate after he left office.
The 57-43 vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed for a conviction.