Trump Forgoes RNC Celebration, Will Accept Nomination In Private

( Despite being known for his ability to put on a show, and his preference for big, high-energy rallies, President Donald Trump is planning on accepting the nomination for president from the Republican National Committee in private. No huge event, no thousands of people cheering, just a private event and then back to the campaign.

It follows the announcement by the president and the Republican National Committee that the traditional convention won’t take place in Jacksonville after all. President Trump is expected to work with the RNC on a virtual event to replace the convention, after beating the Democrats to it. While President Trump is putting the American people first by reducing the risk of spreading the Chinese coronavirus at the convention, the Democrats plan to go ahead with their event.

The New York Post reports that following months and discussion about what form the RNC will take, President Trump will accept the nomination at an event attended only by state delegates.

A spokesperson from the RNC told the media on Saturday why they made the decision.

“Given the health restrictions and limitations in place within the state of North Carolina, we are planning for the Charlotte activities to be closed press Friday, Aug. 21 – Monday, Aug. 24,” the spokesperson said. “We are happy to let you know if this changes, but we are working within the parameters set before us by state and local guidelines regarding the number of people who can attend events.”

The RNC still has the challenge of figuring out how media representatives will be able to witness or even attend the event. Reporters typically come from all over the country to cover the event, which garners huge publicity for the president and his campaign. The RNC spokesperson said that “no final decision has been made” and that they are still “working through logistics and press coverage options.”

President Trump might be no fan of the press, but reporting is important to make sure the nation Is aware of what happens. The question now is whether the RNC will go all out on the digital event and create a virtual event that millions of Americans can attend.

Take a look at the Apple WWDC 2020 conference video above. Don’t you think that’s the kind of thing the Republicans should be doing?

Let’s hope they figure out a way to generate hype with people watching at home!