>> And as CPAC gets rolling outside Washington, Thursday, the stage is set for a flare up between Republican factions grappling for the upper hand On one side, CPAC's backbone of conservative activists, often young and christian.
And on the other side, the visceral strain of angry nationalism President Donald Trump rode to power.>> It's going to be only America first.>> A no show last year, this year, CPAC's numero uno with a keynote on Friday. CPAC's speaker line up reflecting the competing camps on the right.
>> This election, was the American people saying enough all ready->> Trump's former bitter rival Senator Ted Cruz, but also fire brand White House Senior Advisor Steve Benin. Architect of Trump's much-maligned travel ban.>> I wanna thank you for finally inviting me to CPAC.>> Joining Bannon onstage Thursday amidst a West Wing turmoil.
White House Chief of Staff and former GOP chair Reince Priebus, a symbolic meeting of the party's bifurcated soul.>> President Trump brought together the party and the conservative movement. And I've gotta tell you, if the party and the conservative movement are together, similar to Steve and I, it can't be stopped.
>> The opposition party and how they portrayed the campaign, how they portrayed the transition now they're portraying the administration, it's always wrong.>> Right now as he's laid out an agenda with those speeches, with the promises he made, and our job everyday is just to execute on that.
It's to simply get a path to how those get executed, and he's maniacally focused on that.>> Frank Callan is covering the conference for Reuters.>> Bannon use to be the head of Breitbart News, he has described it as a platform for the all right. Some conservatives squirming over whether they wanna be associated with that movement.
>> Benin used to stage his own rival events during CPAC, now he's in the tent. And along with several former colleagues from Breitbart, but not this one. Controversial former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos. Yiannopoulos dropped from the CPAC speakers list after video surfaced showing Yiannopoulos appearing to defend sexual relationships between teenage boys and older men.
Yiannopoulos also leaving Breitbart and loosing a book deal.