Eric Trump says election night party will likely be moved from Trump hotel to White HouseOctober 30, 2020
Eric Trump confirmed Friday that President Donald Trump was considering relocating his campaign’s election night party to the White House, responding to a new report that the president had canceled a planned appearance at his hotel in Washington, D.C.
“No, we’re thinking about moving it, actually, over to the White House for — we’re looking at that right now, and it’s going to be a great night. It’s going to be a really, really beautiful night,” Eric Trump, the president’s son, said in an interview on “Fox & Friends.”
His remarks came after The New York Times reported earlier Friday morning that the president had reneged on plans to visit the Trump International Hotel Washington next Tuesday night and would likely spend the evening at the White House.
The potential change of venue by the president is likely to provoke criticism of his continued use of the executive mansion for political purposes. Trump memorably delivered his nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in August from the White House lawn.
In recent months, as the coronavirus has spread across the country, Trump has also conducted campaign-style events on the White House premises, launching attacks against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden from the seat of power of the federal government’s executive branch.