You can see Michelle Malkin on the screen behind Haake in the photo above, or the video, if you go to MediaIte.
MSNBC correspondent Garrett Haake said today that CPAC has “erased” the Bush family legacy from conservative history.
Reporting live from the conference, Haake said CPAC hasn’t really changed in terms of the issued being discussed, but the context has:
“This has become a pro-Trump conference more than it is a conservative conference. He is the uniting factor for all of the folks who are attending here. History changes around this conference. If you were to listen to the speakers over the course of two days, you would hear about three presidents. Ronald Reagan, who’s held up as an exemplar here, then Barack Obama who is the worst president of all time, and then Donald Trump. The Bush family, the entire legacy, has been erased from conservative history at this conference.”
Michelle Malkin took a swipe at the Bush family in her speech today that also knocked “the ghost of John McCain.”
Haake also said the “modern-day bad guy” at CPAC this year feels like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, given how much speakers have invoked her.
Young people may have forgotten this, but neither George W. Bush or his father were really conservative. Trump, on the other hand, has said that "I view the word conservative as a derivative...of the word conserve. We want to conserve our country. We want to save our country." That is what conservatism actually is.