“I’ll be in North Carolina, and it’s a very big deal because we have a lot of delegates and it’s going to be a nomination process,” Trump told CNN affiliate WRAL. “And it’s essentially where the nomination is, where it’s formal. And I’m really honored to do it in North Carolina.”
The president said he would reveal more nuances about his speech – including the location – perhaps by the end of this week or early next week.
The announcement comes days after Trump announced plans to conduct conference activities in Jacksonville, Florida was disbanded. The conference was moved from Charlotte in North Carolina to the Sunshine State, with Gov. Roy Cooper expressing concern about holding public ceremonies during the coronovirus epidemic.
Trump said in the White House on Thursday, “I looked at my team and I said the time is not right for the event. It’s not right.” “To have a big conference, this is not the right time.”
“Nothing is more important in our country than keeping our people safe,” Trump said.
Scaled back events will still be held in Charlett, Trump also said. He said Republicans would plan for something “exciting”, but it would be “nothing like 25,000 people.”
The plan to rule out the incidents in Florida came as the number of confirmed coronovirus cases in the state.