Surprise speaker at CPAC today: Er, Donald Trump

Chris Barron, the chairman of the conservative gay group GOProud, told The Daily Caller it was his organization that invited Trump to CPAC and that, personally, he “would love to see Mr. Trump run for president.” Barron noted that CPAC has been boycotted by some social conservatives (whom he dismisses as a “handful of extremists”) because of GOProud’s involvement with the event this year, and that GOProud “wanted to do something to help support the conference, which is why we wanted Mr. Trump to come.”…

Although he accepted GOProud’s invitation, the twice-divorced Trump also appears to be trying to improve his image among social conservatives. Trump, who stated that he was pro-choice when he mulled a run for president in 2000, told popular conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday that he is, in fact, pro-life. “Oh, you didn’t know that?” Trump asked a surprised Ingraham, despite an abundance of news stories that refer to his pro-choice views.