President Trump has stated that he will more than likely accept the Republican Party nomination for president in the White House during a live address.
Trump, who sat down with Fox & Friends, said, “It’s the easiest alternative. I’ll probably do mine live from the White House.
The president then added that the White House is “the least expensive from the country’s standpoint.”
Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner:
The president also said that the media would be permitted to be in attendance. “We’re going to let the press go in and watch it, but you know, socially distanced,” Trump said, alluding to restrictions placed on gatherings due to the coronavirus.
The Republican National Committee canceled convention events in Jacksonville, Florida, last month after coronavirus cases surged in the state. Some events will take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, where a number of party delegates will meet.
No doubt having to accept the nomination this way is a big disappointment to both Trump and his supporters. One of the strengths the president has is his ability to connect with his base, the every man, and to speak on their level instead of like a professional politician.
The best way to do this is live and in person at rallies, something he utilized heavily in the 2016 election as well as during his presidency. Coronavirus has put a stop to that, which means he’s been without one of his most powerful tools during much of this election season.
How much that will impact the results come November is anyone’s guess.