As desperate for cash as many hotels are, the decision by Hyatt to host the US Conservative Political Action Conference 2021, is not only morally questionable, but economically flawed. The millions of dollars paid for the event is already but a pittance compared to the brand damage suffered worldwide.
The Hyatt Regency Orlando is currently hosting a three day ‘Conservative Political Action Conference’ for parts of the American Republican party alongside a slew of right wing extremist organisations. The event later today will see ex-president Donald Trump return to a political platform for the first time since his infamous insurrection speech in Washington on 6 January.
Any hopes Hyatt executives may have had of this event not causing worldwide outrage are already in tatters with anger being vented worldwide, across press, tv and social media. On twitter alone accounts across the globe are pledging to avoid the hotel brand through the twitter hashtag #boycottHYATT.
Due to speak today prior to Donald Trump’s address was Young Pharaoh, a US rapper and online political commentator. But Young Pharaoh’s speech to the conference was cancelled last week after fury erupted on social media when non attendees outed his background and agenda. He writes to his followers regularly stating Judaism is a “complete lie”. That quote is one of the least offensive we found, and in the interest of decency we will not publish any more of his twisted, highly offensive language.
The fact that attendees of CPAC 2021 were willing to pay to listen to it says everything about this event, including the Proud Boys who are boasting online about having a major part to play in the conference 2021. The conference agenda is full of speakers that still pursue claims Donald Trump won the last election and the American people were duped.
Republicans not attending CPAC include former vice-president Mike Pence, Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, and former presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Also, Joe Walsh, a Trump critic and former Republican congressman, who said of those going: “I think he’ll string everybody along. If he wants to run, it’s his. I don’t think any Republican will challenge him.”
Walsh was referring to expectations that Trump will for all intents and purposes at CPAC, but probably not outrightly, announce his running for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024.
CPAC organisers are running an event poll that is expected to show he is most attendees’ first choice for the Republican nomination in 2024.
Later today Donald Trump will address his followers, and doubtless make more headlines across the world for all the wrong reasons.
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