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RNC planners considering White House South Lawn for Trump convention acceptance speech

President Trump may not have to go far to give his acceptance speech for the GOP presidential nomination later this month.

Republican National Convention planners are considering the White House South Lawn as the location for Trump to give the nationally televised speech, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Those involved in the planning said no final decision has been made about the location of the GOP convention’s celebratory events.

The full convention was originally set to take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, but Trump abandoned those plans after disagreements with the state’s governor over its reopening timeline amid the coronavirus pandemic. The convention was later set for Jacksonville, Florida, but was canceled over concern for having a large gathering amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in the state.

Hundreds of Republican delegates are planning to gather for meetings on Aug. 24 in Charlotte to nominate Trump for president. The event will be followed by three days of speeches and programming in sites not yet determined.

Trump is set to make a speech accepting the nomination on Aug. 27. While Vice President Mike Pence previously indicated that Trump would give his speech in Charlotte, the president has told reporters no decision has been made on the location of the speech.



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