Gettysburg or White House: Trump narrows RNC speech backdrop choices, decision coming 'soon'

Trump has been criticized for publicly weighing using the White House as the backdrop for a political speech.

8/11/2020 12:11:00 AM

President Trump says Gettysburg or the White House will serve as the backdrop for his nomination acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention in 2 weeks.

Trump has been criticized for publicly weighing using the White House as the backdrop for a political speech.

raised safety and health concerns last month and threatened to oppose a key funding bill for the convention.Using the White House as a backdrop has raised concerns among legal and ethics experts, who say it is shattering presidential norms by crossing the line between campaigning and the official business of the president. Trump has defended giving the speech at the presidential mansion because he says it will entail less security costs.

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Historians consider the Battle of Gettysburg to be a turning point in the American Civil War, which was fought in the 1800s over legalized slavery. President Abraham Lincoln delivered a well-known address after the battle, dedicating a war memorial at the site where more than 6,000 died. Trump, who has often compares himself to Lincoln, previously gave a speech there as a candidate in 2016.

Trump initially moved the Republican convention from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Jacksonville after officials in North Carolina raised concerns about hosting such a large event during a global pandemic.Florida is one of the battleground states most critical to Trump's re-election. He narrowly won the state in 2016, taking 48.6 percent of the vote to Hillary Clinton's 47.4 percent. A

poll released last month showed Trump struggling with Florida voters, as 51 percent said they backed former Vice President Joe Biden, compared to 38 percent who said they supported Trump.The Republican convention is scheduled for the week of Aug. 24 Read more: NBC News »

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realDonaldTrump should do it from the bunker. BunkerBoyTrump Trump is literally just shitting on American history and destroying anything that ever meant something. Soon he will say the constitution is worthless and should have never been written. You can't call yourself Advertised if you support this man.

Through COVID, This Only Matters To Him Its just amazing that after all his bullshit people still support this imbecile He cant use the WH for campaign related events. Is he planning on still doing it in the WH? Of course he is. Why doesn't he just give it from his bunker! 🤪 Pfft. Pretty sure either one would be a Hatch Act violation, since both are federal lands. That's probably why no one else has done it previously. Either way, I won't be watching.

How about choosing Waterloo? ProjectLincoln Cannot talk about Gettysburg without Lincoln Republican contrast to Trump and his Ruspublicans. What will his rebel flag flying folks think of Trump picking the site that Meade kicked Lee’s ass, a day after Grant took Vicksburg? Great Real Republican Day. Forget his hyper-inflated ego. If he and his racist cohorts put a foot on the ground of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War...what a desecration that would be!

Gettysburg is a great choice. It's where Confederate traitors go to lose. You just know if he goes to Gettysburg that he’s gonna brag that it was the biggest and best Gettysburg Address in history Dt will be a sorry contrast . For someone who apparently feels humiliation very deeply, he does a good job of humiliating himself. It would be like me wanting to stand next to a team of NBA players thinking they will make me look tall.

He’s got no business giving speeches. VoteBlueToEndThisNightmare I’ll be watching Netflix .. How about a cemetery Trump should do it next to a Robert E. Lee statue. The irony will come in full circle if he comes to Gettysburg, proclaiming the confederate flag to be our national heritage. He might as well just spit on the Constitution and the 14th Amendment

Gettysburg is perfect! That's where racist confederates go to lose and/or die! The RNC political event doesn’t belong at either venue. The politicization of the White House or a place as sacred as Gettysburg is totally inappropriate. What’s wrong with realDonaldTrump’s tacky DC Hotel? The White House and Gettysburg are National sites, not Trump property.

Your supposed to concentrate on Gettysburg, then get outraged, and wait for the next news story. Cool...

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