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The Progressive Happy Hour: The Trumpification of CPAC

The Progressive Happy Hour: The Trumpification of CPAC

Last weekend was the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the country’s largest gathering of conservative activists each year.

In the March 2 episode of “The Progressive Happy Hour,” Drew Courtney and guest host Diallo Brooks sat down with PFAW Senior Fellow Peter Montgomery–who helped cover the conference for Right Wing Watch–to talk about CPAC’s shift toward embracing all things Trump.

“The conference was really evidence that the conservative movement has been now entirely taken over by Trump and Trumpism,” Peter said.

The major themes of the conference, he explained, were some of the main themes of the Trump administration: attacks on the press, the so-called  “deep state,” guns, and anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim bigotry.

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