Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Conservative Political Action Conference began Thursday, featuring appearances by Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Cabinet officials.
The conference, or CPAC, is being held in National Harbor, Md., and the general session began Thursday. It's an annual event attended by conservative officials and activists. The opening session Wednesday was called "activism boot camp."
Thursday, Jordan and Meadows spoke about Democrats' proposed Green New Deal, which would entail sweeping measures to combat climate change, in a seminar entitled "Marketing Marxism."
Also scheduled for Thursday is an in-depth discussion on gun control featuring Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., and Kyle Kashuv, a student who survived the shooting attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last year.
Trump will be fresh off his trip to Vietnam, where he walked away from negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Thursday after failing to reach an agreement on sanctions relief and nuclear disarmament.
Other Cabinet officials set to speak at the conference are Vice President Mike Pence (Friday), Labor Secretary Alex Acosta (Thursday), White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow (Thursday), Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (Friday), British conservative Nigel Farage (Friday) and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway (Friday).