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Wed Mar 3, 2021, 05:10 AM

CPAC in Orlando was full of sound and fury, a tale told by nationalists, signifying -- what, exactly?

Traditionally held in Washington, D.C., this year's annual Conservative Political Action Conference described by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper as "Woodstock for election liars" found new turf at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando. Lucky us.

While a four-day lineup of conservative politicians, pundits and Fox News favorites discussed the future of the Republican Party inside, hundreds of grinning, maskless right-wingers gathered outside to proudly proclaim their support for former President Donald Trump who was scheduled to make his first public speech since leaving the White House on Sunday.

On Saturday, "Stop the Steal" architect and longtime Trump ally Roger Stone was met with warm welcome by the mostly maskless jubilee of Trump supporters. Stone was even caught dancing to a pro-Trump rap on Saturday, in front of a pickup truck painted with an unrealistically ripped version of Trump on its side.

Florida's part-time Grim Reaper, real estate attorney Daniel Uhlfelder, secured funding to fly a "Welcome Insurrectionists. RemoveRon.org" banner over the Orlando hotel, in a reference to last month's right-wing Capitol riot and the movement to unseat Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis from office in 2022.

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