Ian Walters, the spokesman for the American Conservative Union, has confirmed that Donald Trump will be making his first post-presidential appearance at a conservative gathering in Florida next weekend. It is said that he’ll be speaking at the group’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 28.
According to an anonymous, Trump is expected to use the speech to talk about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative moment, as well as to criticize President Joe Biden’s efforts to undo his immigration policies.
CPAC is being held this year in Orlando, Florida, and will feature a slew of former Trump administration officials and others who represent his wing of the GOP, including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem.
The United State Senate acquitted Donald Trump of his impeachment trials which brought an end to the impeachment saga that has been on ground since the House of Representatives launched its inquiry into some action taken by Trump last September.
Trump was denied the full support of Republicans as Mitt Romney became the first senator in US history to vote to convict a president from his own party. Democrat fell far short of the two-third majority required to remove Trump from office. Senator voted 52 to 48 to acquit him on the abuse- of -power allegation and the 53 to 47 to clear him of obstruction.
The white House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, “throughout this wholly corrupt process, President Trump successfully advanced the interests of the United State and remained focused on the issues that matter to Americans.”
“He spent his time achieving real victories for the people of this country, and the the Democrats – once again – have nothing to show for their fraudulent schemes” said Grisham.
The third impeachment trial of a president in U.S. history concluded one of the most bitter episodes in recent memory in Washington — marked by partisan fighting over what constitutes a fair trial, furious debates over the propriety of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine and outsized pressure on a small core of Republican senators who held considerable sway in whether the trial would subpoena key witnesses from the Trump administration who had defied calls to appear before the House during its investigation.
Romney vote robbed the president of the unified GOP opposition against impeachment that he had enjoyed and repeatedly boastred of since the inquiry began in september.
He called Trump’s demand to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that he investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter a “flagrant assault on our electoral rights, our national security and our fundamental values.”
In a July 25 phone call with Zelensky that he has repeatedly described as “perfect,” Trump pressed Zelensky to investigate not only the Bidens but a discredited theory that it was Ukraine rather than Russia that attempted to interfere in the 2016 election.
President Uhuru Kenyatta, announced today that he desires a closer relationship with both the United State and China, on his meeting with the US President Donald Trump on a potential free trade agreement.
“We don’t want to be forced to choose. We want to work with everybody, and we think there is an opportunity for everybody,” Kenyatta told the audience at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council think-tank.
“Kenya, is bent on securing its economic future and can benefit from closer partnerships with both the US and China”, Kenyatta said. While there has been a rise in tourism and growing investment, the East African nation needs to boost exports to create jobs at home for millions of young people.
Kenyatta’s meeting with Trump is especially pertinent as the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act, which allows sub-Saharan African countries to export thousands of products to the US without tariffs or quotas, is set to expire in 2025.
John Bolton, Trump’s former national security adviser, in 2018 announced plans to expand US economic ties with African nations to counter what he called aggressive efforts by China and Russia to expand their influence there.
“Kenya can have several best friends – the United States, China, Great Britain, the European Union and others. They need to do what is best for them to progress their economy, build their infrastructure and push the country forward,” said Johnnie Carson, a former US ambassador to Kenya.
Kyle McCarter, the current US envoy to Kenya, told Reuters that he viewed Kenya as an important strategic partner in Africa and looked forward to expanded trade in coming years.
“I don’t believe that a deepening of trade between our two countries … threatens anything,” President Kenyatta said.