The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) made one thing clear: The GOP is still former President Trump’s party.
The three-day gathering in Orlando, Fla., of members of the GOP grassroots coalition, was full of praise for Trump, devoid of much dissent and capped by an hourlong speech from the former president himself.
The gathering also provided Republican rising stars, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) and Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley (R) with a platform to test the political waters ahead of potential 2024 bids.
Here are five takeaways from this year’s CPAC.