GOVERNOR Ron DeSantis slammed President Joe Biden during his CPAC speech on Thursday night in one of the first major addresses of the conference and ahead of Donald Trump’s appearance on Saturday.
“There’s one fellow that just hates Florida and his name is Joe Biden,” DeSantis claimed.
The governor added, “he’s always criticizing us, always trying to take pot shots at Florida…He doesn’t like Florida, and he doesn’t like me because we stand up to him.”
The 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference began Thursday, with a number of big names set to speak at the event over the next few days.
The yearly convention sees several conservative activists and elected officials from across the United States gather together and will be held from Thursday, February 24 to Sunday, February 27.
The headliner for this year is once again former President Donald Trump, who is due to speak Saturday night.
Other 2022 CPAC speakers include:
A full list of speakers can be found on the event’s website.
Read our CPAC 2022 live blog for the latest news and updates…
Who hosts CPAC?
The CPAC is hosted annually by the American Conservative Union.
The committee was founded in 1974 by the ACU and Young Americans for Freedom dedicated to conservatives in the country.
How much are tickets to CPAC?
For those wishing to get tickets to see their favorite speakers in person, only a limited number of tickets are left for the event.
General admission tickets for the weekend start at $295, but there are also a limited number of student tickets left for $50.
In order to purchase a student ticket, you must be 24-years-old and under and be able to produce a valid school ID.
Single-day tickets to the Orlando event are also available and start at $90.
CPAC 2022 previously offered VIP ticket options, however, they have since sold out.
What is CPAC?
The yearly CPAC event sees a number of conservative activists and elected officials from across the United States gather together and will be held from Thursday, February 24 to Sunday, February 27.
It was first introduced in 1974 and is known as the “largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world.”
Donald Trump appearing
The headliner for CPAC this year is former President Donald Trump, who is due to speak on Saturday night.
When is CPAC?
CPAC is taking place between February 24 and February 27 this year.
‘Political and press event of the year’
According to the CPAC website “about” page, “CPAC is the third-ranked Political and Press event of the year, behind the State of the Union and the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, showcasing CPAC’s ability to be at the center of the news media for four consecutive days.”
“Each year, CPAC brings together and energizes over 18,000 people – from college-aged to retired – who represent leading conservative organizations, educational institutions, elected officials, thought leaders, media personalities, and grassroots activists who fight for conservatism in America and abroad,” the site continued.
Where is the conference?
The conference is in Florida this year.
CPAC will be held in Orlando, according to the event’s website.
Who are the speakers?
Besides former president Donald Trump, 2022 CPAC speakers include:
What are some CPAC panels?
The CPAC agenda lists several different panel topics spread over four days at the convention this year.
Topics include The Truth about January 6th; The First Amendment Fund: Defending the Canceled; Lock Downs and Mandates; Lock Her Up, FOR REAL, and more.
Who is Mercedes Schlapp?
Mercedes Schlapp, 49, is a senior adviser to Trump’s campaign.
She is also a political commentator for English and Spanish media, and a communications specialist.
In addition, she is also a co-founder of Cove Strategies.
She is also married to Matt Schlapp.
Schlapp is due to speak at the CPAC 2022.
Who is Matt Schlapp?
Matt Schlapp is an American political activist and the chairman of the American Conservative Union.
CPAC is hosted annually by the American Conservative Union.
What did Trump say at CPAC 2021, continued
“Our brightest days are just ahead,” he added.
Trump continued, teasing whether or not he might run in 2024.
“The incredible journey that we’ve begun together,” he said, “And it’s far from being over.”
“Our work is just getting started and in the end, we will win,” he said to a roaring crowd. “We’ve been doing a lot of winning.”
“We will be victorious and America will be stronger and greater than ever before.”
What did Trump say at CPAC 2021?
“Do you miss me yet,” Trump asked the crowd as they cheered when he walked out on stage at CPAC 2021.
“In just one short month, we’ve gone from America first to America last.”
“But who knows, I might even decided to beat them for a third time,” Trump added as people gave him a standing ovation and began hugging.
“A Republican will make a triumphant return to the White House and I wonder who that will be,” Trump said.
Did Trump speak at CPAC 2021?
Former President Trump was met with applause when he walked out on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2021.
It was his first major appearance since leaving office.
General admission sold out
On Twitter, Matt Schlapp, who is chairman of the American Conservative Union, announced that general admission for CPAC is sold out.
Is Donald Trump Jr speaking?
Donald Trump Jr is scheduled to speak at CPAC on Sunday just before 2pm.
His is actually the last speech scheduled for the conference.
Only a performance by Lee Greenwood is on the agenda after his appearance.
How can I stream CPAC?
The annual CPAC event, which began in 1974, runs from Thursday of this week to February 27th at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Florida.
The CPAC Twitter is live posting video clips and updates throughout the conference, but the whole conference can also be streamed on the official CPAC site, where viewers can also find the agenda for each day.
Who spoke on Thursday?
There were various events and speeches on the agenda for CPAC on Thursday.
Ben Ferguson, Charlie Kirk, James O’Keefe, Governor Ron DeSantis, and Senator Marsha Blackburn were all on the schedule to speak at some time on the first day of the conference.
When is Trump scheduled to speak?
Former president Donald Trump is set to speak at CPAC this weekend.
According to the event’s website, he is scheduled to speak at 7pm on Sunday.
When is Senator John Kennedy appearing?
Senator John Kennedy is scheduled to appear at CPAC this year.
He is currently on the schedule to give a speech at 3.30pm on Saturday at the event.
Who is speaking on Friday?
A number of speakers are scheduled for Friday at CPAC.
They include Sen Marco Rubio, Rep Madison Cawthorn, Mike Pompeo, Candace Owens, and more, according to the CPAC agenda.
‘Looking forward to it’
The CPAC Twitter account shared a video of Marco Rubio just before he went on stage, and he said he was “looking forward to it.”
CPAC tickets, part three
For the Premium Gold Package ($6,750) tickets, attendees can expect:
- Private access to the Gold Lounge
- Lounge will feature occasional VIPs
- Dedicated staffer in lounge
- Priority reserved boxed seating
- Priority and early-access lines
- Ticket to all evening VIP receptions
- Access to CPAC Central