Conway: 'Right now' Trump planning to deliver convention speech as scheduled despite hurricane

Conway: 'Right now' Trump planning to deliver convention speech as scheduled despite hurricane
© UPI Photo

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump MORE is expecting to deliver his Republican National Convention acceptance speech as planned Thursday despite concerns over Hurricane Laura, White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayWomen set to take key roles in Biden administration Lara Trump mulling 2022 Senate run in North Carolina: report Press: Where is Jim Baker when we need him? MORE said Wednesday. 

Conway indicated that postponing the speech is still an option officials are weighing based on the storm, but she said Trump is still planning to accept the party nomination on the last night of the convention. 

“We never say no around here because things happen at a volume and velocity around here, and we adapt to events,” Conway told reporters when asked of the possibility of Trump postponing the speech due to the storm. “As of right now, the president plans to speak tomorrow.”


Conway herself spoke as part of Wednesday night’s GOP convention programming, praising Trump for elevating her to be his 2016 campaign manager. She announced on Sunday that she would be leaving the Trump administration at the end of the month to focus on family matters. 

Hurricane Laura is forecast to make landfall Wednesday evening as a Category 4. The National Hurricane Center said Wednesday it could be “unsurvivable” in portions of Texas and Louisiana. 

Officials in parts of those states ordered more than 500,000 people to evacuate ahead of the storm.