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Trump and Pence to Speak at CPAC 2018 Amid the Usual Controversies

The 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), set to begin this Wednesday at the Gaylord National Harbor resort on the banks of the Potomac River, promises to be a humdinger judging from the official agenda and speakers list released Monday.

The lineup includes President Donald Trump for the second year in a row, and Vice President Mike Pence, as well as a host of cabinet members, lawmakers, and media personalities.

For an international voice this year, CPAC has chosen 28-year-old French conservative leader Marion Maréchal-Le Pen (which has prompted meltdown from liberals and never-Trump types on Twitter because of her association with the National Front, a right-wing nationalist party founded in France by her grandfather, Jean-Marie Le Pen, in 1972).

And noted doofus “Toure” thinks Marion ran for president last year. That, of course, was Marine Le Pen, Marion’s aunt.

Le Pen became the youngest citizen in modern history to be elected to the French Parliament at age 22 in 2012. Last year, after announcing that she would be take a break from politics, she did not run for reelection.

Le Pen is known for taking conservative, Christianity-based positions on social issues, much like the crowd at the conservative confab. She is set to speak on CPAC’s opening day one hour after Vice President Pence.

Trump cabinet members slated to speak at CPAC’s annual convention include Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney, and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Other speakers include Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), White House counsel Don McGahn, former Sheriff David Clarke, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton, and radio personality John Batchelor.

The keynote speaker on Saturday will be none other than Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, whose heroic exploits thwarting the deep-state coup will likely prompt a standing ovation from the appreciative CPAC crowd.

Before Nunes’ speech, several star journalists who have been reporting on the FISAGate scandal will have the floor of the Potomac Ballroom.

Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy of National Review will moderate a panel titled “#TrumpedUp: Unmasking the Deep State” with  Fox News Contributor Sara Carter, Chuck Ross of The Daily Caller, and Byron York of the Washington Examiner.