The head of the organization that hosts the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) says Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE’s decision to skip the confab was “disrespectful” to conservatives.

Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, told Bloomberg News in an interview that Trump was absent from CPAC because he didn’t want to face questioning as other presidential candidates do.


“What we will not do, is we will not change these rules just because someone’s doing so well as the front-runner,” Schlapp said.

“If you come to CPAC, you’re going to be treated like the other candidates, and you’re going to have to answer conservatives’ questions.”

Watch the video above to see the full interview.