Conservatives are ready for the main event at their annual gathering, and President Trump is not likely to disappoint a faithful already electrified by a shocking November triumph.
The 44th annual Conservative Political Action Conference, held this year in National Harbor, Md., began Wednesday and runs through Saturday. So far, an array of speakers, including political leaders, talk radio hosts and other conservative personalities have appeared.
Trump is scheduled to take the stage at 10:20 a.m., and expected to recap his stunning November election victory and lay out his agenda on such key issues as border enforcement, tax reform and job creation.
On Thursday night, Vice President Mike Pence vowed to put Republican control of the House, Senate and White House behind an aggressive conservative agenda.
“We conservatives have an opportunity that only comes around every few generations,” Pence said. “My friends, this is our time.”
Pence’s speech capped a busy day that included a much-anticipated joint appearance by Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
Bannon, in a rare on-camera appearance, joined Priebus to dispel reports they are at odds and to reaffirm Trump’s intention to keep his campaign promises.