From the teenage “anti-Greta” climate realist to the President of the United States, the annual gathering of conservative thought leaders was another smashing success.
The 2020 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) speakers were a terrifying spectacle for Democrats and their minions in the fake news media. It highlighted just how diverse the conservative base has become and challenged many of the left’s closely-guarded positions. While President Donald Trump bought the house down to close out the event, it was the up-and-comers that have liberal zealots deathly afraid.
1: Black Guns Matter Founder Maj Toure Upends Liberal Agenda
One of the rising voices in the movement to protect the Second Amendment right to bear arms was Maj Toure, the founder of “Black Guns Matter.” The African-American gun rights advocate was recently instrumental in the march on Virginia’s capital to turn the tide on Democrat lawmakers who Michael Bloomberg paid to strip people of their gun rights. His position as a black conservative who supports law-abiding gun ownership is seen as an existential threat to Democrat extremists.
“We go where there’s high violence, high crime, high gun control — high slave mentalities, to be perfectly honest and inform urban America about their human right, as stated in the Second Amendment, to defend their life,” Toure said. He went on to give a powerful analysis of how Democrats are winning inner-city sympathies based on their messaging, and conservatives need to become better engaged.
2: Was Nikki Haley Positioning for a 2024 White House Run?
Former South Carolina governor and Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley amped up the CPAC crowd in what many see as her positioning for a 2024 run at the White House.
“You know what (Democrats) have forgotten? They’ve forgotten what I learned at the United Nations, which was every socialist country that we ever came in contact with wanted to be in America,” Haley said. “They wanted what we had. They wanted freedom of religion. They wanted freedom of speech. They wanted freedom. President Trump brought capitalism back!”
Other CPA speakers who appear to be laying the groundwork for a post-Trump presidential bid included Sen. Joni Ernst, Sen. Ted Cruz, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Vice President Mike Pence, and potentially Ivanka Trump. The star-studded event garnered conservative household names such as Tammy Bruce, Candace Owens, Dan Bongino, Diamond & Silk, Nigel Farage, and Glenn Beck, among many others. But the crowd of upwards of 10,000 came to see the right’s standard-bearer, President Donald Trump, who did not disappoint.
3: Pres. Trump Leaves CPAC Crowd Laughing
“So, we have two names. We have who’s ‘Crazy Bernie,’ he’s crazy, he’s like a crazy professor, and we have the other one who is ‘Sleepy Joe Biden.’ Scream like hell if you think I should run against him. In other words, because we’re going to beat him,” President Trump said, polling the packed CPAC audience. “Who will it be? Sleepy Joe Biden? Crazy Bernie Sanders?”
The crowd responded with raucous shouts, and the president went on to delight the conservative base by lampooning some of the charlatans running in the Democrat primary, as well as the left’s so-called “leadership.”
He joked about ‘Cryin’ Chuck Schumer’ and ‘Nervous Nancy Pelosi’ for their recent attacks on his proactive travel ban to prevent the coronavirus spread, and then their reversal that he wasn’t doing enough. Go figure. But President Trump may have gotten his biggest laughs by stooping down behind the podium imitating “Mini” Mike Bloomberg, pictured above.
“Boy, did Pocahontas destroy him, I’ll tell you,” Trump continued. “It just shows you can’t buy an election. I mean, it just — there’s a point at which people say, you gotta bring the goods a little bit too. You gotta bring the goods. I know some of these people, they are ripping him off, they are laughing all the way to the bank. Keep running Mike!”
In case you missed it, here is President Trump’s entire address at CPAC 2020.