WASHINGTON – An upcoming conservative political conference – with an appearance by former President Donald Trump – withdrew one of its panelists on Monday because of anti-Semitic tweets.
“We have just learned that someone we invited to CPAC has expressed objectionable views that have no place in our conference or our organization,” said a tweeted statement from the organizers of the annual action conference. conservative policy. “The individual will not be attending our conference.”
The speaker in question is identified as Young Pharaoh, a hip-hop artist and online commentator who delved into conspiracy theories.
CPAC acted after Media Matters for America, a research organization that tracks conservative media, reported that, among other things, Young Pharaoh “told his followers that Judaism is a” complete lie “and” offset by a political gain “,” and that “The Jews are ‘stealing from false Jews’.”
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The young Pharaoh responded by calling the decision to remove him from “censorship at its best.”
The Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC, is a high-profile annual gathering of lawmakers and conservative activists. He helped launch numerous Republican presidential campaigns, including those of Ronald Reagan and Trump.
The young Pharaoh was to be one of six people on a panel titled “Please Check the Number and Dial Again: Doubt, Malfunction, and Price of Missed Opportunities,” according to the CPAC website.
The website, which has since deleted the young Pharaoh’s name and photo, describes him as a “philosopher, scholar, musician.”
The panel itself is still scheduled for Sunday, the last day of the four-day conference to be held in Orlando, Florida.
Trump is expected to end the CPAC meeting with his first extended political speech since his presidency ended on January 20.
The theme for this year’s CPAC is “America Not Canceled.”