Low Attendance, Low Energy, And Kimberly Guilfoyle: CPAC 2023 Flops
At CPAC 2023 in National Harbor, Maryland, Trump surrogate Steve Bannon openly went after Fox News, presumably because they have “shadow banned” Donald Trump and they see a media opportunity to gain audience.
\u201cBannon goes after Fox: They don\u2019t respect you, read the depositions\u201d— Acyn (@Acyn) 1677879369
Nikki Haley gave it her all, but chants of “We love Trump” echoed in the hallway and she greeted attendees.
\u201cChants of \u201cWe love Trump\u201d as @NikkiHaley leaves CPAC and takes photos\u201d— Elizabeth Landers (@Elizabeth Landers) 1677868568
The full CPAC experience is taking place in the hallway near media row.
\u201cBoebert at CPAC says every one of the former twitter executives who testified before Congress committed perjury. Guy then yells out, \u201cHang em!\u201d\u201d— Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Ron Filipkowski \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1677875374
Haley drew tepid applause while leaning into transphobia, a key theme of this year’s CPAC. The party of freedom is very upset about people living freely.
\u201cI think it's really funny that Nikki Haley built her career marketing herself as a high level stateswoman and has now been dragged down to the same "they're banning gas stoves and like gender pronouns" bs of the people she was trying to differentiate herself from\u201d— nikki mccann ram\u00edrez (@nikki mccann ram\u00edrez) 1677867246
COVID has killed an estimated 6.88 million people worldwide, but it isn’t nearly as dangerous as “wokeness”, according to Nikki Haley.
Mike Pompeo is low key calling Trump a loser here and admitting Trump lost in 2020. Not sure how well that will go over with this den of deniers.
\u201cPotential GOP presidential candidate Mike Pompeo, who declared in November 2020 that there would be a \u201csecond Trump administration\u201d even after the election was called for Biden, seems to acknowledge Trump\u2019s loss at CPAC:\n\n\u201cWe lost three elections in a row.\u201d\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1677869896
Pompeo tries to put sunlight between himself and Trump, but can’t quite find the courage to say his name.
\u201cPotential GOP presidential candidate Mike Pompeo signals some new distance from Donald Trump:\n\n\u201cWe can\u2019t become the left, following celebrity leaders with their own brand of identity politics; those with fragile egos who refuse to acknowledge reality."\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1677870584
\u201cEnergy for Haley and Pompeo speeches was pretty low; a reporter asked me \u201cwas that what it was like when Jeb was here?\u201d More than just not filling the room, many lines being tested out that didn\u2019t land.\u201d— David Weigel (@David Weigel) 1677870496
Thank our lucky stars the left doesn’t have anything this cringey.
Nick Fuentes tried to steal the spotlight again this year. Matt Schlapp gets not credit here, his speaker line-up is full of folks who never miss an opportunity to deliver a screed against George Soros, which have always been based in anti-Semitism at their core.
Don Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle delivered their list of grievances to dozens of admirers.
\u201cThe turnout for Don Jr. \n\nHis speech so far has mostly been complaining about how his tech startups failure and bad jokes about disabled people bagging groceries.\u201d— Tim Miller (@Tim Miller) 1677863479
Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos.
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