CPAC 2024: Trump allies decry aid to Ukraine as war against Russia hits two-year mark

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — Days ahead of the two-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, high-profile Republican allies of former President Donald Trump at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference railed against providing additional military funding to Ukraine, illustrating a growing foreign policy divide among members of the GOP. 

The conference, which is doubling as a coronation of the former president, has focused on attacking large global organizations and their attempts to influence nations, underscored by its theme, “Where Globalism Goes to Die.” 

Many of the speakers attending CPAC, who are Trump’s most high-profile allies, are parroting his hesitation to provide Ukraine additional foreign aid and endorsing his long-standing view that European allies should be contributing to their own defense costs.

As the conflict in Ukraine drags on, the flow of weapons and cash
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