“I’m going to be in North Carolina, and it’s a big deal because we have a lot of delegates, and it’s going to be a nomination process,” Trump told CNN’s WRAL. “And that’s essentially where the nomination is, where it’s formalized. And I’m very honored to do that in North Carolina.”
The president said he would reveal more details about his speech, including the location, probably by the end of this week or early next week.
The announcement comes days after Trump announced plans to hold convention events in Jacksonville, Florida. The convention was moved to Sunshine from Charlotte, North Carolina, after Governor Roy Cooper expressed concern about holding a public meeting during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I looked at my team and said the timing of this event was not right. It̵
7;s just wrong,” Trump told the White House on Thursday. “Having a great convention is not the right time.”
“There is nothing more important in our country than keeping our people,” Trump said.
Trump also noted that large-scale events will still take place in Charlotte. He said Republicans were planning something “exciting,” but it would be “nothing like having 25,000 people.”
There are plans to stop the events in Florida, when the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has increased in the state.