President Donald Trump said he intended to give his acceptance speech for the presidential nomination at this month’s White House lawn Republican Party convention, the New York Post reported on Thursday. “I ‘m definitely going to be giving my White House address, because it’s a wonderful place. It is a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good, “Trump quoted in an interview as saying in the Post.
“Possibly we ‘d do it outside on one of the lawns, we’ve got different lawns, and in terms of the China virus, we might get it out there,” Trump said. Last week Trump suggested accepting the Republican nomination in a White House address for the November 3 election, sparking senior Democrats’ allegations that he was politicizing the landmark residency. The idea of delivering the speech at the Civil War battlefield site in Gettysburg , Pennsylvania, he proposed earlier this week.
Trump’s address is planned for the Republican convention ‘s final day, Aug. 24-27. He said in Charlotte , North Carolina, last week that media will be welcomed to a “nomination party.” In opinion polls Trump trails former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic candidate. Biden would accept his nomination as previously expected in an speech from his home state of Delaware, rather than in Milwaukee. The Democratic Convention runs from 17-20 August, although literally.