Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Friday praised Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump tops Clinton on speech ratings WATCH LIVE: Trump holds town hall in Colorado GOP senator’s camp to woo Clinton fans MORE for his last-minute decision to skip the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Trump was right to skip CPAC. The votes are in Kansas not Washington. Why give the anti-trump activists a target— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) March 4, 2016
“Because of this, he will not be able to speak at CPAC as he has done for many consecutive years,” the statement read. “Mr. Trump would like to thank Matt Schlapp and all of the executives at CPAC and looks forward to returning to next year, hopefully as President of the United States.”