Every year, Donald Trump has consistently touted his amazing speeches at the Conservative Political Action Conference — a critically important conference for every conservative politician in America to attend.
CPAC, as it's known, had invited Trump this year just like they always do. Of course, this year's speech would have been his most important at the conference, too — what with him running for president and leading in the primaries and all.
Only a curious thing happened: CPAC gave him an 8:30 a.m. Saturday speech time — which is a really bad slot — after his disastrous debate performance on Thursday night, and The Donald quickly conjured up an excuse for why he couldn't be there!!
Fresh off the heels of Thursday night's awful debate, The Donald's campaign dropped a press release confirming the candidate had to be in "Witchita, Kanasas" (seriously, they misspelled both city and state) for an event on Saturday:
"The Donald J. Trump for President Campaign has just announced it will be in Witchita, Kanasas for a major rally on Saturday prior to Caucus. He will also be speaking at the Kansas Caucus and then departing for Orlando, Florida and a crowd of approximately 20,000 people of more. Because of this, he will not be able to speak at CPAC as he has done for many consecutive years. 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."