It was the kind of opportunity to strike fear and horror into the hearts of all liberals who had walked into the diner in Washington DC.
Sat at the table on Thursday night for Kimberly Guilfoyle’s birthday dinner, what Don Jr. described as a “MAGA wrecking crew” consisting of Kari Lake, the rising star of the movement, Rep. Matt Gaetz, the Republican firebrand, and Britain’s Nigel Farage, whose 2016 Brexit win presaged the arrival of Donald Trump on the world stage.
Video obtained by DailyMail.com shows the group in a rowdy mood following the first day of the annual gathering of Trump-aligned Republicans at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference held just outside the city.
And Don Jr and his fiance also both celebrated the launch of recent shows on the Rumble streaming service.
When dessert arrived for Guilfoyle with a candle, they broke into “Happy Birthday.”
A ‘MAGA wrecking crew’ sang Happy Birthday to Kimberly Guilfoyle on Thursday night. Don Jr.’s fiancee launched a new Rumble show this week and turns 54 next week
This is a problem for the left. They don’t like this CPAC crowd,” Donald Trump’s son, Don Jr., said after the Happy Birthday chorus on Thursday night.
“Thank you, dear,” said Guilfoyle, whose birthday is next week, after a round of applause.
“We’ve got a pretty good MAGA wrecking crew here,” said Don Jr, as his phone camera panned around the table full of figures who are among the most popular in the MAGA universe—and some of the most hated in the liberal universe. .
This is a problem for the left. They don’t like this CPAC mob.”
Partners, producers and publicists made up the table of about 20 at the Monocle steak and seafood restaurant in Washington DC
In his CPAC speech a day later, Don Jr. very hesitant about revealing the location. And described how he had found a restaurant where MAGA world stars would be welcome via the Public Square app.
“I won’t name the restaurant because they’ll probably get canceled if I do, but it was pretty nice to me,” he said.
“We walk in, we’re with Kari Lake, and we’re with Matt Gaetz and Nigel Farage like it was a pretty conservative crew who probably would have had a hard time eating in DC without getting yelled at.”
‘Now I can handle that. it is well.
“But sometimes you just want to avoid it.
“And that’s how we could discover that we have a duty to go out and support those kinds of companies.”
Around the table were Kari Lake, who continues to fight her electoral defeat in Arizona, and Nigel Farage, whose success in the 2016 Brexit referendum heralded a new era of populism
Florida Representative Matt Gaetz has been one of Trump’s staunchest defenders in Congress
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Public Square markets itself as a way not to support “companies with a waking agenda.”
“Join thousands of freedom-loving Americans who shop quality products, services, and exclusive discounts from value-aligned companies,” the website says.
Farage was one of the speakers on Friday. He said Thursday’s dinner wasn’t so much about world domination as it was about a birthday party.
“I would say last night was more about fun,” he told DailyMail.com the next day. By that time of day it was all about doing things the Farage way… especially after the day I’d had.”
His flight from London to Washington was cancelled. So he’d flown to New York where he hurriedly hosted his daily show for GB News TV before completing his trip to Washington.
He said he attended his first CPAC event in 2012, when he was the only non-US speaker, and watched it grow into an international populist giant.
donald trump jr. was another crowd favorite who gave a speech to attendees
Trump loyalist Rep. Matt Gaetz was one of the Friday morning speakers (seen here with Don Jr), a day before Trump was due to close the conference with a Saturday night speech
“CPAC has become the epicenter of the conservative movement in the Western world,” he said.
‘I feel very much at home here. I’m a foreigner, but they treat me like one of them.’
Jair Bolsonaro, the former president of Brazil, is one of the speakers on Saturday.
And the event closes with a speech from Trump himself.
He has enjoyed a bump in recent polls after DeSantis appeared to be eating into his front-runner status without even running.
A Yahoo News/YouGov poll released Tuesday gave Trump an eight-point lead over the Florida governor. DeSantis has led Trump in that poll for the past three months.