President Donald Trump to speak at CPAC following Cohen testimony, North Korea meetings – USA TODAY
President Donald Trump will speak to a crowd of supporters on Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland.
Trump’s speech follows a week in which his former attorney Michael Cohen accused him of criminal conduct in testimony before Congress. He also visited Vietnam for a summit 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. He’s spoken at the event, a gathering of conservative leaders, each of the last two years.
Trump’s 2018 CPAC speech drew headlines after he argued arming some teachers would make the nation’s schools “a much harder target” just days after 17 people were killed at a school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
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 tweet he sent about Cohen the day before his testimony, also is slated to speak Saturday afternoon.
Contributing: David Jackson