Saturday, March 5, 2016

Trump skipping CPAC a smart political move CPAC needs to get over


Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore


I believe CPAC was all about setting up a bad optic for Donald Trump.
  But, he was too smart to fall for their trap.  Let’s move on!

NewsMax reports Donald Trump balked at answering post-speech questions at the Conservative Political Action Conference — scotching an appearance rather than conceding to "terms" that would've cut into his talking time, Politico reports.

According to Politico, the last-minute brush-off could signal the GOP presidential front-runner believes he doesn't need the boost from the influential group.

"They refused to accept the terms and they asked us to change the terms to allow him to give longer remarks," Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, the group that sponsors CPAC, tells Politico. "And we said no to that."
An unnamed ACU board member tells Politico the real estate billionaire "didn't want to answer questions, and he decided he was the front-runner so he didn't need to answer them, or even to show up."


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