Weekend Wrap-Up — March 2, 2020

Weekend Wrap-Up — March 2, 2020

(TargetLiberty.org) – Some big shifts in politics happened this weekend. Two more DNC candidates dropped out, Trump made peace with the Taliban, and the latest Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) took place.

Buttigieg, Klobuchar and Steyer Drop Out

Many candidates were hoping to at least be viable in South Carolina, even though it was expected to be a firewall state in Joe Biden’s favor. SC didn’t disappoint; Biden won with over a 30-point lead over Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT). Only those two received delegates from the state.

Pete Buttigieg decided to drop out after the votes were tallied up, saying that he didn’t want to get in the way of defeating President Trump.

Tom Steyer also dropped out, though in a more spectacular and light-hearted fashion.

Klobuchar is the third to call it quits, citing lack of funds as just one reason. She will be joining Biden in Dallas, where she plans to endorse him.

With three fewer candidates going into Super Tuesday and Michael Bloomberg being introduced into the ballot, the DNC nomination is still up in the air.

Trump Makes Peace Deal with Taliban

Trump has officially put an end to the 18-year-long war in Afghanistan. He’s been working hard on this peace over the last few months. Now, we all get to benefit from the fruits of his labor.

According to the agreement, US and NATO allies will withdraw all of their troops within 14 months. This is assuming that the Taliban holds up their deal by not allowing al-Qaeda, or other extremist groups, to operate within areas they control. Trump is confident that the Taliban will uphold their end of the bargain.

If they don’t cooperate, the president has promised that the US will go back to Afghanistan with “a force like no one’s ever seen.”

CPAC Helps to Rally Conservatives

Every year big-name conservative figures and activists show up to CPAC to address the state of the nation and collaborate to find the best path forward for America.

This year was no different with Trump making a big appearance at the conference. His speech covered the highlights of what his administration has been able to accomplish while attacking far-left policies and politicians. Trump likened Democratic policies as ones that “would turn America very quickly into a large-scale Venezuela.”

CPAC is also a starting point for politicians interested in running for president.

Naturally, the topic of who might succeed Trump in 2024 came up. Vice President Mike Pence is a likely candidate along with Mike Pompeo. Nikki Haley, former United Nations ambassador, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) also expressed interest in a potential presidential bid.

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