Readout of the 2024 RNC Spring Meeting

May 04, 2024

On a picture-perfect Palm Beach Saturday, in the Grand Ballroom of the Mar-a-Lago Club, more than 400 seated guests enjoyed a gourmet lunch while hearing Mr. Vivek Ramaswamy, Congressman Byron Donalds, and Congressman Wesley Hunt deliver remarks as part of the pre-program. 


At approximately 2:35 pm, RNC Co-Chair Lara Trump introduced President Donald J. Trump, who was greeted by a raucous standing ovation as he walked across the room and took the stage. 


The RNC Co-Chair then presented President Trump with a Billboard Music award for the No. 1 song “Justice for All.”


President Trump then celebrated RNC leadership and called both Chairman Michael Whatley and Co-Chair Lara Trump to the stage. He also spoke to the success of the RNC fundraising operation and the enthusiasm and support for the America First Agenda and the MAGA Movement.


President Trump spoke for approximately 90 minutes on a range of topics from the state of the presidential campaign, election integrity, the economy, the border, and the Biden Protests at college campuses around the nation.


As President Trump cataloged Biden’s failures - highlighting Biden’s weakness and dishonesty - he also spoke of the weaponized, two-tiered justice system. 


President Trump also highlighted poll after poll showing steady and consistent campaign trail dominance, and reminisced with the crowd about the Election Night in 2016 and the joy in proving the pundits and media wrong. 


He then brought featured speakers up on stage. 


Speaker Johnson joined President Trump on stage and the President cited Speaker Johnson for his leadership and work in the US House. He emphasized the need for party unity, collaboration, and expanding the GOP’s House Majority. 


Also joining President Trump on stage:


Sen. Marsha Blackburn

Sen. Mike Lee

Sen. Marco Rubio

Sen. Tim Scott

Sen. JD Vance

Gov. Doug Burgum


Rep. Jim Banks

Rep. Byron Donalds

Rep. Wesley Hunt

Rep. Elise Stefanik

Rep. Michael Waltz


Mr. Dave McCormick 

Mr. Bernie Moreno

Mr. Vivek Ramaswamy


President Trump closed the event by thanking Republican leaders and donors, and raising an additional $2 million right from the podium at the event.