(FiveNation.com)- President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he plans to give his acceptance speech for the virtual Republican National Convention from the White House – a move that’s likely to send the Democrats, particularly House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, into total meltdown.
“I’ll probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place,” President Donald Trump told the New York Post during an interview. “It’s a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently got angry when members of the press asked her about the possibility of the president making his speech from the White House. Pelosi suggested that Trump would be “politicizing” the office of the president and the White House by giving his speech from the building, even though the White House is probably one of the most political buildings in America…second only to the Capitol building.
“It’s very wrong,” Pelosi told MSNBC. “For the president of the United States to degrade once again the White House as he has done over and over again by saying he’s going to completely politicize it, is something that should be rejected right out of hand.”
Pelosi was probably angry as she expected the president to give his speech from behind the desk in the Oval Office. It would look fantastic and signify that President Donald Trump already has great authority, which is exactly what the Democrats don’t want. The president suggested, however, that he would actually deliver the speech from one of the lawns at the White House.
President Trump even suggested that he might allow some supporters to attend the speech…because we all know the president likes a crowd.
“We could have quite a group of people,” he said. “It’s a very big, a very big lawn. We could have a big group of people.”
President Trump was also reportedly considering giving the speech at the Gettysburg battlefield site but suggested that it would be less expensive to host it at the White House. Instead, he is considering hosting an event at Gettysburg later in the year before the election.
“We’re going to be doing something terrific at Gettysburg but when it gets a little bit cooler because now it’s, you know, it’s August 27, so that’s pretty hot out there.”
President Trump’s acceptance speech will take place on August 27, and we still don’t know what the virtual RNC will look like. Fingers crossed it’s a big digital event that’s interactive and encourages millions to watch. It’s a real opportunity for the Republicans to reach out to the whole country, now that the in-person event is not happening.