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Trump to take part in each day at GOP convention: reports

President Trump will have a role in each day of the Republican National Convention later this month, the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post reported.

The move marks a shift from previous nominating events when candidates are showcased and make a speech on the final night.

The president has also said he plans to accept the nomination from the White House, another unusual move for a party convention. 

“I’ll probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place. It’s a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good,” Trump told the New York Post.

Vice President Pence will reportedly speak on Wednesday night from the Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore. 

Also speaking at the multi-day event are Trump’s adult children, First Lady Melania Trump, Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley.

The Republican National Convention is operating at a limited capacity out of Charlotte, N.C., from Aug. 24 to 27, where a portion of delegates will still show up in-person to cast their votes. 

Charlotte was the original location for the convention before Trump its relocation in Jacksonville, Fla., due to disagreements about coronavirus restrictions. In July, as coronavirus continued to rage in Florida, Trump canceled the Jacksonville portion.

Tags 2020 GOP convention Charlotte Donald Trump election 2020 Florida Joni Ernst Kevin McCarthy Melania Trump Nikki Haley North Carolina Republican nomination Tim Scott White House

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