The Daily Beast reports:
The most popular organization at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is one most famous for filming its members wearing diapers on a college campus. Turning Point USA’s Thursday-night bash was the most sought-after party at CPAC, the annual conference of right-leaning college students, presidential aspirants, overly passionate political junkies, and attention-starved conservative media stars.
White House communications director Bill Shine, a former Fox News executive, mingled with guests in the party’s VIP section, while serial plagiarist Benny Johnson—now TPUSA’s chief creative officer after leaving The Daily Caller in February—warmed up the crowd. On the sidelines, conspiracy theorist Jacob Wohl chatted with college students drinking a tequila cocktail called “Mexico Will Pay for It.”
Jared Holt reports at Right Wing Watch:
Enrique Tarrio, current leader of the Proud Boys, and Luke Rohlfing, a Big League Politics writer and “third degree” Proud Boys member, were also roaming the party. They rubbed shoulders with other young activists and at one point Tarrio took a spin on the bar’s mechanical bull.
Inside the party there were more than a dozen of cardboard cutouts depicting various celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger—and of course, rapper and Trump ally Kanye West. A cardboard cutout of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stood on its own for attendees to post with. By the end of the night, the Ocasio-Cortez cutout had been defaced with permanent marker.
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Cocktail list at TPUSA CPAC party pic.twitter.com/4g1JNVrkRi
— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) March 1, 2019
spotted at turning point USA’s party
holy shit pic.twitter.com/WMUmadmrDB
— aída chávez (@aidachavez) March 1, 2019
LOL — Donald Trump Jr, his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, Jerry Falwell, and his wife are doing a CPAC panel pic.twitter.com/ECfNuTBCez
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 1, 2019
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) March 1, 2019
Great night at AmericaFest with @TPUSA after #CPAC. Awesome evening with some incredible support from a YUGE group of young conservatives. @charliekirk11 @bennyjohnson @DanCrenshawTX @kimguilfoyle #biggovsucks. pic.twitter.com/PjeEfkAZL8
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 1, 2019
— David Wohl (@DavidWohl) March 1, 2019
At CPAC, Donald Trump Jr is going back to “record low black unemployment” stat, saying that if Obama had lowered it he’d be made “emperor for life.” “All of those metrics were negative, frankly.”
(Under Obama, black unemployment fell from high of 16.8 percent to 7.8 percent.)
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) March 1, 2019