Sunday, March 17, 2013

Donald Trump Delivered His CPAC Speech To An Empty Ballroom

I'd like to start off this post by saying that karma is a wonderful thing. With that being said let the schadenfreude begin...

Donald Trump gave his highly anticipated speech (if you listen to Fox News and Donald Trump) in front of an empty ballroom.

Here is Trump's tweet saying that he expected a "Really big crowd..."
Being the very important person he is "The Donald" was given the highly coveted 8:45am speaking slot on the very first day of the conference. I'm guessing this is where they put the hugely popular speakers.

When asked Al Cardenas, the head of the American Conservative Union, said "Mr. Trump’s previous CPAC appearance was hugely popular among our attendees and we expect it will be even more popular this year".

Part one - fantasy sequence ends...

Part two - Reality set in...

Here are photos of the VIP section and other various areas in the room.
Those who were there said the speech received a smattering of applause and, some chuckling. Apparently the biggest applause came when Trump suggested, once again, that we go back to Iraq for oil: "I say we should take it and pay ourselves back".

In addition to the fact that the room was vacant the website Business Insider is saying that "all anyone is talking about now is how confusing and terrible it was".

In a final footnote on the Trump speech not even C-Span covered it… 'Nuff Said.

If you feel so inclined here is Trump's speech in it's entirety...

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