President Trump just announced that he will be accepting the Republican presidential nomination here in North Carolina.
“I’ll be in North Carolina, and that’s a very big deal because we have a lot of the delegates there and that’ll be a nomination process,” Trump told Raleigh’s WRAL in an interview last week. “That’s essentially where the nomination, where it’s formalized. And I’m really honored to do it in North Carolina.”
Trump noted that the exact location of his upcoming acceptance speech will be announced sometime this week.
Last month, the president pulled the Republican National Convention from Charlotte after demanding that Governor Roy Cooper guarantee that the Spectrum Center would have 100% occupancy during his speech. The RNC was then moved to Jacksonville, FL, but after case numbers rose dramatically in that state, the president said he would no longer hold the event there.
As of this morning, neither the RNC, nor the president have talked to the Spectrum Center, The Bank of America Stadium, Truist Field, or Bojangles Coliseum about hosting a speech next month.
The City of Charlotte does still have an agreement in place with the RNC to host a scaled down business meeting in Uptown.
We will update this article as soon as the location for President Trump’s speech is announced.