Nigel Farage is to speak alongside Donald Trump at a controversial conservative conference, it has been revealed.
The leader of the Brexit Party will take part in the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), self-described as “largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world”.
The conference is taking place this Friday near Washington, and Farage will join other right-wing speakers including Ivanka Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and President Trump himself.
Other controversial sponsors and exhibitors include student group Turning Point, the National Rifle Association (NRA), anti-abortion groups including Save Unborn Life, which pays people $3,000 to not have abortions, and climate change denying groups like CFACT.
And the speakers hosted by the group are no less dodgy.
Alt-right former Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka and Bible-basher Ted Cruz will take to the stage, while the event will also platform Naomi Sebt, an “anti-Greta” teen activist who doesn’t believe in climate change and has spoken at an event run by far-right German party AfD.
Last year, Candace Owen of Turning Point spoke at the event, where she claimed that “abortion is murder”.
And in 2016, CPAC invited alt-right poster boy Milo Yiannopoulos, though the invitation was later retracted. Steve Bannon has also attended the event.
Tickets for the event cost between $330 and $5,750 and, in 2019, 19,000 people attended.
God knows why.
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