Donald Trump decides it’s best to continue campaigning and pulls out of a scheduled appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference
Trump’s campaign said in a statement that:
[…]he will be holding a rally on Saturday in Kansas, followed by another one in Orlando, and therefore cannot attend.
#CPAC posted on their Facebook page:
We are very disappointed Donald Trump has decided at the last minute to drop out of #CPAC. This comes at a critical time in our movement’s history. His decision sends a clear message to grassroots. ACU remains neutral in the presidential race. All major candidates should have the opportunity to address our attendees and answer questions. Every conservative candidate walks through the doors of CPAC and understands that you cannot unite Americans without the support of grassroots activists. CPAC is the heart and soul of the conservative movement and will be, with or without Mr. Trump. Since we invited him several months ago — and Mr. Trump accepted our invitation and terms — we made it clear all candidates would follow the same format. And now he is backing out.
Matt Schlapp, Former George W. Bush Political Director’s counterclaim was a disagreement as to the rules of regulations of speeches from the GOP candidates and whether or not those rules apply to Trump. He clearly states regarding these rules:
We are not gonna bend on that.