After the first day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Turning Point USA  threw its first ever after party. By virtue of its name, America-Fest was a celebration of America (and conservatives), complete with appearances from Donald Trump Jr., Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX).

The party was organized by Benny Johnson, Turning Point’s newly added Chief Creative Officer.  He added an edgy mix of cardboard cutouts and creative drink concoctions, including Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez heading the “bread-line.”

“The TPUSA after party was hosted at the Cadillac Ranch in National Harbor, Maryland, right across the street from where CPAC is being held — and served as a great CPAC ‘kick off’ party for young conservatives attending the conference from all over the country,” Breitbart reports.

Donald Trump Jr., while speaking at the event, said, “you’re on the right side of this, guys — history is going to remember you favorably.”

Trump Jr. thanked TPUSA and all the activists alike:

“Thank you for making me party and making people see what this party is all about.”

Dozens of other social media influencers, political provocateurs, and Turning Point USA spokespeople were at the event that Thursday night.

As much as this event was used for networking, it also helped hundreds of young conservatives relax and unwind in the midst of a culture war.

Images: Jonathan Williams, TPUSA

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