Cupp broke down how the “once obligatory event” for national Republicans has been “corrupted and corroding” since Trump’s takeover of the GOP.
It would go off in Maryland this week with “hardly a bang, more of a whimper,” she predicted, noting the absence of high-profile Republicans and the scheduled attendance of Trump and his family members.
CPAC faces further turmoil as Matt Schlapp, chair of the American Conservative Union, which organizes the conference, faces allegations he groped a Republican staffer, which he denies, noted Cupp.
But it’s the Trump element that has turned it into a “joke,” she said.
It’s now just “a vehicle for Trump and Trumpism and is no longer … a stop on way to becoming president,” she added.