President TrumpDonald John Trump Bob Woodward’s New Book Will Include Details Of 25 Personal Letters Between Trump And Kim Jong Un On Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin Speaks But No Progress in Ending the Deadlock | Trump embraces the ‘third rails’ of politics with payroll tax suspension | Trump used racist tricks to declare a fair housing abolition for ̵6;suburban housewives’ Biden commemorates the’ Rightist Solidarity ‘rally in Charlottesville:’ We are in the middle of a fight. war for the soul of our nation ‘MORE confirmed that he intends to accept the Republican nomination from the White House lawn, despite criticism of the location, The New York Post reported on Thursday.
The President told The Post in an interview that he plans to deliver a socially accepting speech at the White House in front of supporters.
“I will probably have my speech at the White House because it’s a great place. It’s a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good,” Trump told The Post.
“We can do it outside on one of the lawns, we have many different lawns, so we can have it outside when there is the Chinese virus,” Trump added.
When asked if he had a crowd of supporters, he said, “We can have a pretty large group of people.”
The President told the news agency he would arrive at the second choice venue for the speech, Gettysburg, Pa., On a “day later”.
Trump initially proposed the idea of making the White House speech earlier this month, saying that it “could be” where he would take it. But the announcement sparked backlash from critics and some Republicans who argued it might violate the Hatch Act, which limits the political activities of federal employees. on duty.
The White House and Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The location of Trump’s award-winning speech was broadcast after the president canceled a scheduled conference in Jacksonville, Fla. Due to the increasing number of coronavirus infections in the state.
Last week, after met with criticism from lawmakers, including from Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneTrump embraced the ‘third rails’ of politics with the payroll tax suspension. (RS.D.), on the proposed speech at the White House, the president said he intends to read the Republican speech at the National Congress at the White House or at the battlefield in Gettysburg.
Trump advertised in the Post interview that giving a speech at the White House would bring “enormous savings.[s] “He added that he wanted to give a speech in Gettysburg when it wasn’t summer.
“Gettysburg is special. I’m going to do something in Gettysburg, it could be something different, not convention, ”he said.
“We’ll do something great at Gettysburg, but when it gets a little cooler since it’s August 27, so it’s pretty hot there,” Trump added.
Some lawmakers questioned whether giving a speech at the White House goes against the Hatch Act, which prohibits government employees from participating in partisan activities while on federal property.
The president and vice president are exempt from this rule, but others, like White House employees, are not.
The Republican National Conference is running with limited capacity in Charlotte, NC from August 24 to 27. Trump is expected to be present to accept his waiver, but will do the post. His acceptance speech on August 27 elsewhere.
Charlotte was the conference’s original site before Trump moved it to Jacksonville due to a disagreement over coronavirus restrictions.
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