Speakers and Advertisers Are Fleeing the Conservative CPAC Conference and Trump May Not Even Show up

For a number of years, the Conservative Political Action Conference has been held in Washington DC. The event usually features a who’s who of Republican speakers including Presidents and powerful lawmakers.

NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND – FEBRUARY 29: President Donald Trump kisses the flag of the United States of America at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center February 29, 2020 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservatives gather at the annual event to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

This, however, is a different kind of year for Republicans as the ex-President just incited an insurrection. Since so many GOP lawmakers took part in the election challenge, the party has become toxic. As a result, plans for the CPAC conference are in turmoil as advertisers and speakers flee.

Politico reports, “President Donald Trump’s election loss has created hurdles around programming and guest booking. Stringent coronavirus guidelines in Maryland have pushed the conference outside of the Washington, D.C. area for the first time in nearly 50 years.”

Gabby Orr and Daniel Lippman continue, “Previous sponsors aren’t yet committed or have decided to forgo sponsorship entirely due to changes to the event’s format or disappointment in the return on their investment last year. And the president that attendees adored so much may not show up to the event at all.”

The report concludes, “As for this year’s sponsors, some of whom spent as much as $250,000 in past years for exclusive benefits and branding opportunities, several said they were still evaluating the benefits or had decided not to sponsor at all due to mediocre returns on the investment or changes to the conference structure.”

This year’s CPAC conference is set to take place between February 25th-February 28th.

Follow Us On: Facebook and Twitter