President Donald Trump will speak to a crowd of supporters on SaturdayÂ at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)Â in Maryland.
Trump’s speech follows a week in which hisÂ former attorney Michael Cohen accused him of criminal conduct in testimony before Congress. He also visitedÂ VietnamÂ for a summitÂ with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that failed to produce a nuclear weapons deal.
The president is scheduled to take the stage at 11:30 a.m. EST. Heâ€™s spoken at the event, a gathering of conservative leaders, each of the last two years.Â
Trumpâ€™s 2018 CPAC speech drew headlines after he argued arming some teachers would make the nationâ€™s schools “a much harder targetâ€ just days after 17 people were killed at a school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
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CPAC draws the biggest names in conservative politics, government and media. Vice President Mike Pence spoke on Friday as did conservative commentators Glenn Beck and Candace Owens. Rep. Matt Gaetz, who drew criticism for a tweetÂ he sent about Cohen the day before his testimony, also is slated to speak Saturday afternoon.
Will be speaking at CPAC at 11:30 this morning. Record crowd, live broadcast. Enjoy!
â€” Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2019
Contributing: David Jackson
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