'You're Scumbags': We Went to the GOP's Annual Confab and Had a Nice Chat With Seb Gorka - 2020-02-28
FORT WASHINGTON, Maryland — Scary myths of socialists parading around as living, breathing Democrats may be the focus of this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (aka CPAC), but the real monster here is the mainstream media. That's all thanks to President Trump, who's spent years fanning the flames of conspiracy theories large and small.
The birtherism Trump peddled back when Barack Obama occupied the White House gave way to accusations of a "deep state" of unelected bureaucrats implanted inside the federal government. Conspiracies like that – and worse – are now commonplace within formerly traditional conservative circles.
But even conservatism itself seems to have been sacrificed at the altar of Trump.