Trump shows loyalty to conservatives at CPAC 2024, cementing a record 14th appearance
President Donald Trump will make his way back to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday, February 24, marking the 14th time that the president has made an appearance at the integral event.
CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp initially drew attention to this fact in early February, writing on X, “President Trump will break the Reagan record by appearing at our major conference for a 14th time. Thanks Mr. President #47!”
According to the CPAC agenda and schedule, President Trump is scheduled to speak on Saturday starting at noon ET, with his remarks expected to run for roughly one hour. He will be rounding off a full week of speakers like Lara Trump, Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., Dr. Ben Carson, Arizona congressional candidate Abe Hamadeh, former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, and former NSC official Kash Patel.
According to the Washington Examiner, the late former President Ronald Reagan attended CPAC 13 times, so President Trump’s 14th appearance is set to eclipse that record on Saturday.
This year, former GOP presidential candidate and Trump ally Vivek Ramaswamy is slated to headline the well-known Ronald Reagan Dinner, along with Bishop Joseph Strickland.
CPAC as an organization officially lent its endorsement to President Donald Trump’s 2024 reelection bid in January. Per The Hill, CPAC explained their decision in a statement:
“As conditions at the border, the economy and culture dramatically worsen every day, one person has again clearly won the hearts and minds of conservatives for his tireless commitment to Make America Great Again.”
The president’s speech at CPAC on Saturday will round of an extremely busy schedule of campaigning for Trump. He is also set to speak at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Tennessee on Thursday, February 22.
Prepping for the Palmetto State primary, Trump is expected to travel to South Carolina on Friday for campaign events, and again on Saturday night, after his CPAC appearance, for the state’s GOP primary election.