Trump Says He May Accept Nomination At Gettysburg Battlefield
On Monday, President Trump announced via tweet that he will accept the Republican Party nomination either from the battlefield at Gettysburg or the White House, according to The Hill.
- The president tweeted: "We have narrowed the Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech, to be delivered on the final night of the Convention (Thursday), to two locations - The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the White House, Washington, D.C. We will announce the decision soon!"
- The Hill noted that Trump’s announcement comes just two weeks before the Republican National Convention is slated to begin.
- The report continued, “White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany suggested a Trump speech from Gettysburg would focus on themes of unity, saying ‘the president has done a lot to bring this country together’ despite intense polarization throughout his first term.”
- Last week when Trump first suggested he might deliver his acceptance speech from the White House, even some Republicans pushed back on the idea.
“I assume that’s not something that you could do. I assume there’s some Hatch Act issues or something,” said Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the second highest-ranking GOP senator. “I don’t know the answer to that and I haven’t heard him say that, but I think anything to do with federal property would seem to me to be problematic.”