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Trump Floats Delivering RNC Acceptance Speech in Gettysburg

President Donald Trump may deliver his acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination later this month in the Keystone State. 

Trump sent out a tweet on Monday afternoon saying that he will deliver the speech on the final night of the convention in either the Great Battlefield of Gettysburg or at the White House in Washington D.C.

“We have narrowed the Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech, to be delivered on the final night of the Convention (Thursday), to two locations – The Great Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and the White House, Washington, D.C. We will announce the decision soon!,” Trump wrote in the tweet.

Trump’s acceptance speech for the party nomination is scheduled for Aug. 27, which is the final day of the Republican National Convention. Most of the convention will be virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Former Congressman Lou Barletta, a Trump ally, will be the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican Delegates at the Republican National Convention. 

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party sent out a statement saying that Pennsylvania families won’t care about the speech and cited a few policy differences. 

“Instead of firing off tweets, Trump ought to deliver on a national testing strategy, abandon his reckless executive orders which would slash Social Security and cut weekly unemployment benefits for struggling workers, and stop blocking necessary funding for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing,” said Pennsylvania Democratic Party Executive Director Jason Henry. “Until he does that, Pennsylvania families won’t care about his political speeches.”

PoliticsPA is seeking comment from the Pennsylvania Republican Party on the possibility of Trump delivering the address in the state. 

Trump’s last in-person appearance in Pennsylvania was when he spoke for 30 minutes at a medical equipment distribution center in the Lehigh Valley in mid-May. His last virtual event in the state was on August 1 when he held a PA-centric tele-rally

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s most recent visit to the state was in early July in Lackawanna County to discuss his economic agenda following the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Jill Biden and Sen. Bob Casey discussed the safe reopening of Pennsylvania’s schools in a virtual campaign visit to Pittsburgh on July 28.

The Real Clear Politics average shows Biden besting Trump by 5 points in Pennsylvania.

11 Responses

  1. Now that Biden picked Harris.. Trump has decided to drop Pence and pick a new running mate who will energize his base.

    At Gettysburg.. Trump will announce his NEW VP running mate.. A statue of Robert E Lee.

  2. Considering the improprieties of having the speech at the White House, would it be any less crass than to have it on a federal park facility? Either way seems to me to be in poor taste.

  3. If Trump turns it into a rally with his supporters… there will be more Confederates at Gettysburg than there were in 1863.

  4. “WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE?” said the lying sack of orange feces in 2016. Answer “EVERYTHING” you lying dishonest sack of orange feces. Now no Big 10 football after your mismanagement and incompetence has taken away our vacations and county fairs. TRUMP IS A LYING DISHONEST PUTIN LOVING FAILURE. WHERE ARE ALL THE COAL JOBS YOU PROMISED – YOU LOW LIFE LYING CONMAN!!!!

    1. Please enlighten us as to what could have been done differently? With the exception of the travel ban of foreign nationals from China and Europe back in January, Trump has followed the suggestions of both Drs Fauci and Brix since February. They both are on record saying so. What did you know that these medical experts didn’t?

      1. Are you serious you ignoramus? The idiot has criticized and denigrated both Fauci and Brix every chance he has had because he can’t stand that they are far more intelligent than he is. What could have been done differently????
        How about advocating for people to wear masks instead of opposing it for months.
        How about supporting Governors who implemented stay at home orders instead of inciting people to fight the orders and rise up against them.
        How about not calling for a slow down in tests.
        For the love of all that is holy and good, please do not procreate Peter.

        1. Must have an extremely short memory. It was Dr Fauci who opposed masks early on. People needed little encouragement from the President to oppose overreaching restrictions imposed by governors, PA is a perfect example of that. Slow down in tests? We test more people than the rest of the world combined and it increases every week. As per usual, even with the advantage of hindsight, you offer no new solutions; just partisan BS.

  5. Be creative. Lots of props that would be acceptable. Lincoln’s birthplace. Assorted Presidential Libraries or sites of importance for Presidents. I would think a few would be ok to a Presidential address accepting a nomination from the Republican Party. The Nixon Museum in Yorba Linda. Eisenhower had a home near Gettysburg. One site at least would be cool with it. I’d go that route. Aside from the obvious effects of covid, do not dismiss Big 10 football not being played. Anyone who has spent 1 game at University Park to see PSU play football in the Fall can attest this is a religious experience for many fans and alumni. No Fall PSU football??? The price for no Fall PSU football will be paid by the Republicans and Trump this November.

  6. Doesn’t matter, Trump is toast. 160,000 dead, kids unable to go back to school, millions unemployed, kids in cages, record corruption, no wall – he has been a disaster of a president.

    1. All true. But his proposed desecration of Gettysburg Battlefield with his politics of hate and division and lies and deceptions and ignorance should cross the line for all Americans.

      1. I agree. It should, but it won’t. He’s crossed the line 100’s of times already.

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