That in turn exposes some of the deep divisions within the party.
The speech, his first post-presidential address, comes on CPAC's final day in Orlando, Florida where he is expected to be enthusiastically received at the nation's largest gathering of conservatives. Josh Hawley (Mo.) and Ted Cruz (Texas), coin some stiff competition, as they've consistently jabbed into Washington politics through involvement in coronavirus relief and the rejection of President Joe Biden's Cabinet nominations.
Insiders say Mr Trump's new daily routine has not varied much.
But President Trump's eventual decision is the key.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that he would "absolutely" support Donald Trump if the former president is the 2024 Republican presidential nominee.
The event will feature a seven-part series on "Protecting Elections", including one titled "Why Judges & Media Refused to Look at the Evidence", featuring Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala.
McCarthy, on the other hand, stated that he agreed President Trump should speak at CPAC.
Such posturing will likely freeze other Republican contenders in place, for now at least.
"Once 2022 kicks into high gear, expect Don (Trump Jr.) to be an extremely active presence on the campaign trail", a person who works with Trump Jr. told CNN, confirming not only the younger Trump's taste for political battle but that of the former President, as well.
McConnell might wield a lot of power in Washington, but he no more speaks for the average Republican voter than Manchin, the senior senator from West Virginia, speaks for the average Democrat.
Jordan agreed with McCarthy and said he's glad Trump will be speaking at CPAC.
Fox News'Laura Ingraham swiped at Congresswoman Liz Cheney Wednesday night for her comments about how Republicans should be moving on from Donald Trump.
"That's up to CPAC", Cheney said. "I've been clear in my views about President Trump and the extent to which following January 6 - I don't believe that he should be playing a role in the future of the party or the country".
The drama exposed the extraordinary faultline between establishment Republicans and pro-Trump populists.
"You can actually push back", Don Jr., said, adding that it would't be "an easy fight".
His remarks come weeks after he voted to acquit Trump at his impeachment trial while also criticizing his "disgraceful dereliction of duty" on January 6, 2021.
Feehery too is unsure whether Trump will seek the nomination, rather than remaining a kingmaker.
Baier then asked directly, "If [Trump] was the party's nominee, would you support him?"
McConnell, a regular at the annual conference, will not be on the program after publicly chastising Trump for inciting last month's deadly insurrection at the Capitol. "We're going to walk through what we can do to ensure them". She's been the subject of effusive comments from Trump: In 2019, in the same breath, he touted Ivanka Trump for both U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and head of the World Bank, and in an interview with The Atlantic he said she would be "very hard to beat" if she were to run for president herself.
"Republicans understand that breaking with Trump carries a political price within the Republican Party", he said.
Vice President Kamala Harris referenced her years living in Montreal and commented on the similarities between the two countries. President Donald Trump waves as he boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on January 20, 2021.
There were 2,290 tests completed on Wednesday , bringing the total number of tests done since early February 2020 to 519,892. The Dickinson-Iron County Health Department has switched to updating its figures only twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays.
When pressed if the White House had made an effort to reach out specifically to the group of moderate Republicans, Psaki demurred. Two sources told Fox News that Trump will be giving a speech to attendees, in his first public appearance since leaving office.
At this stage I think everyone should just be grateful that he's here, that he's alive, that his kids haven't lost their dad. Tiger Woods had to be cut out of the wreckage of his vehicle when it rolled in an early morning crash in LA.
Hospitals in 31 prefectures had begun vaccinations by Friday, with the rollout expected to expand to 100 hospitals by next week. Two Florida women reportedly put on disguises to look like elderly "grannies" in order to jump the coronavirus vaccine line.
Trudeau brought up the issue when the two leaders spoke by phone last month, Biden's first call to a foreign leader as president. Canadian officials expect Trudeau to have a far more productive relationship with Biden than he did with Donald Trump .
Bystanders react at the scene of a multiple fatality shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie, La., on February 20, 2021. One instructor stayed with the students while two others left the room and headed toward the sound of gunfire.
Laois Covid-19 cases showing an encouraging drop
COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks for most people. British Columbia has recorded another 456 cases of COVID-19 and two related deaths, health officials said Wednesday.
A look at COVID-19 vaccinations in Canada on Wednesday, Feb
A total of 247,042 people in Ontario have received their second dose of the vaccine and are considered fully inoculated. Officers say 27 tickets had been issued final week, majority associated to gatherings in non-public houses or outdoor.
Facebook restores news pages to Australia
News firms in Australia like Nine Entertainment, Seven West, and others will have their individual agreements. Google had already struck deals with major Australian news businesses in recent weeks, including News Corp .
US House passes legislation advocating for LGBTQ rights
The nation's Catholic bishops also opposed the bill over its abortion promotion provisions and the five leaders of the U.S. The Equality Act amends existing civil rights laws and bans discrimination in the LGBTQ community across American life.
BC health officials announce 508 new COVID-19 cases
While delays in shipments of the vaccines have meant pushing back the second dose for some, preliminary data from the B.C. Health officials have now administered 192,942 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, including 36,923 secondary doses.