The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor saw the annual gathering of the Conservative Political Action Conference known as CPAC wrapping up Saturday with twice-impeached former President Donald Trump as its closing speaker.
Trump, who overwhelmingly won CPAC’s conference straw poll for presidential contenders, garnering 62 percent support from attendees compared to 20 percent for Florida Gov.
Ron DeSantis an undeclared potential candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, and who is considered Trump’s biggest threat in a primary, took aim at America’s transgender community in his speech.
Trump defended his administration’s ban on trans enlistment in the U.S. Armed Services. “We banned transgender insanity from our military,” he said, among other policies that President Joe Biden revoked upon taking office. “We will keep men out of women’s sports,” Trump said. “How ridiculous.