Trump Walked Out On CPAC Before Big Speech – Fallout Fast And Fierce!
This is not the way to win conservatives over, but then again… maybe Trump doesn’t care about that anymore. He was supposed to appear at CPAC tomorrow. He just backed out. He heard over 1,000 conservatives were going to walk out on his speech and that’s all it took. He didn’t want the bad optics that would go with that. It sends a clear message to conservatives that Trump’s just not that into them. I think it was a huge mistake. If you can’t take people walking out on your speech, how are you going to take an attack by Vladimir Putin? It shows a lack of backbone and a fragile ego that literally frighten me.
From BizPac Review:
If Donald Trump wants to build a bridge with conservative voters, this is not the way to do it.
The Republican presidential front-runner has backed out of his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) event in Washington, D.C.
CPAC event organizers made the announcement just before noon on Twitter.
From the Trump campaign: “Mr. Trump would like to thank Matt Schlapp and all of the executives at CPAC and looks forward to returning to next year, hopefully as president of the United States,” the statement read. William Temple, known by some as the 1776 man, is the organizer behind the walkout that scuttled Trump’s appearance. He did this same thing to Jeb Bush last year. “We’re here to walkout on Donald Trump on Saturday morning,” he told BizPac Review. “We’ve got over 1,000 people gonna get up and we’re gonna all walkout together.” He said people from all over the country have come to participate in the protest. “We’re walking out on Trump because he’s not Ted Cruz,” he said. At first I didn’t believe him, but Trump must have, hence the cancellation. Temple did say that he would vote for Trump if he is the Republican nominee, but he’d “Have to hold my nose when I do it. Just like I did for Romney and just like I did for McCain.” He’s not alone. There is a big anti-Trump sentiment at the event this year. I have to say, I’m leaning towards that myself. This is not good… it’s more fracturing of the party right when we need to be coming together. Sigh.
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