As he began a rambling speech at the 2022 Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Florida, Trump included Greene in a list of Republicans he highlighted, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (R- Fla.) and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
On Friday, Greene spoke at the third annual America First political action conference in Orlando, hosted by leading white nationalism figure Nick Fuentes. She addressed a crowd of prominent right-wing figures and was followed by a series of racist and homophobic rants from prominent extremists.
Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel called white supremacy, neo-Nazism, hate speech and bigotry “disgusting” in a statement about Greene’s appearance. McDaniel but did not explicitly mention Greene or the America First conference.
Trump also touched on the Russian invasion of Ukraine during his remarks on Saturday, reiterating his assertion that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “smart” but saying “this horrific event would not have happened if he didn’t.” there had been no rigged elections and that I was president”. Trump praised Putin earlier this week, calling him “very shrewd” for moving Russian forces into eastern Ukraine.