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>> We are once again standing side by side in another battle for freedom.>> She's the niece of Marie Le Pen, the fiery leader of France's far right national front. And the granddaughter of party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, often accused of anti semitism and racism. And this year, Marion Maréchal-Le Pen came to CPAC.
>> I'm not offended when I hear President Donald Trump say, America first. I want America first for the American people, I want Britain first for the British people, and I want France first for the French people!>>
>> Speaking just after Vice President Mike Pence, Le Pen brought her party's brand of nationalism to the annual gathering of conservative activists and found a receptive audience.
>> Vive La France!>> Vive La France!>> La Pen's appearance, a bold and highly controversial move as CPAC redefines itself in the age of Trump, Ginger Gibson is following the story.>> Years ago, it would have been said that Le Pen did not fit into that conservative ideology.
But we see CPAC starting to branch out, bringing people that share common threads. And we've seen a more nationalist perspective from Donald Trump than we saw from some Republicans who are much more traditionally business focused. That shift away from that ideology has coincided with CPAC's shift. We see more discussions of some of the economic issues that Trump has pushed and less of the ones that traditional Republicans might have been talking about.
>> But several of this year's speakers like Le Pen, channel Trump's nationalist message and share his hostility toward political elites. Notably absent at this year's CPAC, top Republican leaders on Capitol Hill. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell not listed as speakers.>> As we see Donald Trump shifting the outlook of CPAC, the agenda, the tone, the things that we are talking about.
This could potentially shape the thinking and the outlook of many of these young activists. And that could have impacts on the party for generations.>> And America is coming about and it's roaring and you can hear it.>> For the second time as President, Trump will deliver his own populist message to CPAC on Friday.