Conservative political conference CPAC drops speaker over anti-Semitic tweets

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President Donald J. Trump speaks at the 46th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., on March 2, 2019. Trump spoke on the final day of the four-day American Conservative Union's CPAC conference.

WASHINGTON – An upcoming conservative political conference – featuring an appearance by ex-President Donald Trump – pulled one its panelists Monday over anti-Semitic tweets.

“We have just learned that someone we invited to CPAC has expressed reprehensible views that have no home with our conference or our organization,” said a tweeted statement from organizers of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. “The individual will not be participating at our conference.”

The speaker in question is identified as Young Pharaoh, a hip-hop artist and online commentator who has dabbled in conspiracy theories.

CPAC acted after Media Matters for America, a research organization that tracks conservative outlets, reported that, among other things, Young Pharaoh “has told followers that Judaism is a ‘complete lie’ and ‘made up for political gain,'” and that “Jewish people are ‘thieving fake Jews.'”

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