US conservatives have praised Donald Trump at an annual gathering in Florida after unveiling a golden statue of the former president ahead of his planned appearance on Sunday.
- The statue shows the ex-president in stars-and-stripes boxing shorts
- It was unveiled in the lobby of the CPAC conference centre in Orlando
- Mr Trump is expected to lay out a vision for the Republican Party in his speech
Prominent congressional conservatives, including senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley, were among the Trump loyalists speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando.