When is Trump at CPAC and how can I watch his speech?

James Crump
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<p>Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) annual meeting at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on 29 February 2020</p> ((Reuters))

Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) annual meeting at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, on 29 February 2020

((Reuters))

Former President Donald Trump will speak at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday, in what will be his first public speech since leaving office on 20 January.

Three-days worth of speakers are set to take part in the annual meeting from 25-28 February, which this year sees conservative lawmakers, activists and Republican Party officials converge in Orlando, Florida.

Mike Pence, the former vice president, reportedly turned down an invitation to speak at CPAC, while the Republican senate minority leader Mitch McConnell reportedly received no invitation at all.

It follows recent criticism of Mr Trump’s role in the 6 January insurrection on the US Capitol, and a behind-the-scenes power struggle among Republicans in Congress.

Read more: Follow updates from the CPAC conference live

The event kicked off on Friday with an address from Florida governor Ron DeSantis, followed by speeches speeches from Texas senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr.

When is Donald Trump speaking?

Donald Trump will be the keynote speaker at the conference this year and will address the attendees in Orlando on Sunday afternoon.

Mr Trump is expected to take to the stage at around 3:40pm EST (8.40pm GMT) on Sunday, where he is rumoured to announce plans to run for president in 2024.

How to watch CPAC online:

All of the speeches will be live streamed on Independent TV, and on the CPAC 2021 website under the “Watch Live” tab, while certain high profile speeches are expected to be carried on a number of US networks, such as Fox News and CNN, throughout the weekend.

In the US, live streaming is also available as part of a subscription to Fox News’ streaming service, Fox Nation, which has exclusive access to CPAC 2021.