The head of the organization that hosts the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) says Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Dems demand Barr cancel 'inappropriate' press conference on Mueller report DOJ plans to release 'lightly redacted' version of Mueller report Thursday: WaPo Nadler accuses Barr of 'unprecedented steps' to 'spin' Mueller report 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.