Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has announced his intention to skip his planned Saturday speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), America’s largest gathering of conservatives, following a fierce and deeply personal GOP debate Thursday.
Trump announced his intention early Friday. The Washington Times first reported the news, which CPAC officials confirmed via Twitter.
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The rest of the Republican presidential field — Gov. John Kasich, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Dr. Ben Carson — are still scheduled to appear at the conference.
The Trump campaign announced the billionaire had scheduled a rally in Kansas, so had to miss the conference.
“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,” Trump’s campaign said.
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