President Trump is scheduled to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference at 11:30 a.m. (ET) Saturday.
This will be Mr. Trump’s fifth time speaking at the CPAC conference and the third time doing so as president. You can watch Mr. Trump’s CPAC speech live via the player above.
Follow our live updates of the president’s remarks:
Trump touts “record crowd” ahead of appearance
In a tweet Saturday morning, the president predicted a “record crowd” for his appearance at CPAC, where he’s likely to energize his conservative base and shrug off criticism for an unsuccessful summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, as well as congressional testimony from his former fixer Michael Cohen and a New York Times report that he ordered former chief of staff John Kelly to give his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner a top-secret security clearance despite concerns raised by White House lawyers and intelligence officials.
“Will be speaking at CPAC at 11:30 this morning. Record crowd, live broadcast. Enjoy!” he wrote on Twitter.
Other speakers at CPAC
Other prominent speakers and administration officials have spoken at the 2019 CPAC. They include Republican senators Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz, Donald Trump Jr. and far-right British politician and Brexit crusader Nigel Farage.
Pence: Trump is “the most pro-life president” in U.S. history
Addressing the CPAC gathering Friday, Vice President Michael Pence touted the passage of the Republican tax overhaul bill in 2017, as well as the administration’s staunch support for the anti-abortion movement, calling Mr. Trump “the most pro-life president in American history.”
What is the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)?
The Conservative Political Action Conference, which was first held in 1974, is an event attended by conservative activists and elected officials who tend to identify with the Republican Party. It is hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU). Former President Reagan gave the conference’s inaugural keynote speech in 1974.