Former US President Donald Trump speaks during the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Photo: Zuma Press Wire / DPA
Former US President Donald Trump speaks during the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Photo: Zuma Press Wire / DPA

Trump discusses Putin and airs election grievances as Republicans focus on midterm wins

  • At the Conservative Political Action Conference’s annual meeting, the former US president was the strong favourite in a straw poll
  • Trump on Saturday described Russian President Vladimir Putin as ‘smart’, adding: ‘But the real problem is our leaders are dumb. Dumb. So dumb’

Former US President Donald Trump speaks during the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Photo: Zuma Press Wire / DPA
Former US President Donald Trump speaks during the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Photo: Zuma Press Wire / DPA
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