Trump reportedly to claim he has control of Republican party, will be 2024 nominee in CPAC speech

by Jordyn Pair · Feb 22nd, 2021 3:20 pm

Last Updated Feb 23rd, 2021 at 10:42 am

Former President Donald Trump plans to send a message that he is in charge of the Republican party and will be the party's 2024 nominee in his first post-presidential appearance, Trump allies have told Axios.

A longtime adviser of the former president called Trump's speech a "show force." A group of advisers will meet with Trump to plan his next move, which will include supporting candidates for the 2022 midterms.

Trump's advisers say that his influence runs deep within the Republican party, Axios said. His speech on Sunday at the Conservative Political Action Conference is designed to show his sway over the party.

"Trump effectively is the Republican Party," Trump senior adviser Jason Miller told Axios. "The only chasm is between Beltway insiders and grassroots Republicans around the country. When you attack President Trump, you're attacking the Republican grassroots."

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