“CPAC Forum: Trump and DeSantis Dominate Straw Poll, But False Claims About Biden and Children Are Fact-Checked”

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), former President Donald Trump showed why he remains a force to be reckoned with in Republican politics. According to a straw poll conducted at the event, Trump overwhelmingly won the Republican primary with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis coming in a distant second.

However, not all Republicans at CPAC were in lockstep with Trump. Some conservative voices expressed concern about the former president’s dominance in the party, saying it was a mistake for CPAC to tout him as their leader. Others criticized false claims made by speakers about President Joe Biden, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the FBI, and children.

Despite the divisions within the party, Trump’s appearance at CPAC demonstrated his continued influence on the Republican base. As Reuters reported, Trump showed why he will be tough to topple in the upcoming 2022 midterm elections and the 2024 presidential election.