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Trump to meet with front-line workers on opening night of GOP convention

Trump to meet with front-line workers on opening night of GOP convention
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE will meet with front-line workers during Monday evening’s Republican National Convention program, according to a campaign official.

Trump will meet with police officers, nurses, firefighters, truck drivers and delivery drivers throughout the opening night of the convention and honor them “for their sacrifices and commitment to keeping the American people safe, healthy and supplied,” the campaign official said.

The president will make an appearance during each night of the four-day convention, though the campaign official noted that he's not scheduled to speak every evening.

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The president is scheduled to deliver his acceptance speech on Thursday night from the White House, a highly unusual setting for such a political speech.

Monday night’s program will include speeches from former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyO'Brien on 2024 talk: 'There's all kinds of speculation out there' New administration, House turnover raise prospects for more diversity on K Street Republicans need a good woman for 2024 MORE, Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottDemocrats lead in diversity in new Congress despite GOP gains The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Capital One - Pfizer unveils detailed analysis of COVID-19 vaccine & next steps GOP senators congratulate Harris on Senate floor MORE (R-S.C.), House Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseTop Republicans praise Trump's Flynn pardon Richmond says GOP 'reluctant to stand up and tell the emperor he wears no clothes' New RSC chairman sees 'Trumpism' as future MORE (R-La.) and Donald Trump Jr. 

The convention events will be largely virtual in order to avoid large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, though Trump’s acceptance speech is expected to have some in-person guests. A scaled-back group of delegates is officially nominating Trump for the GOP presidential ticket on Monday in Charlotte, N.C.

Republicans are looking to generate momentum this week despite the restraints prompted by COVID-19. The campaign has teased potential “surprises” throughout the convention week, including Trump’s appearances.

Trump trails Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation US records 2,300 COVID-19 deaths as pandemic rises with holidays MORE in national and key battleground state polls. The Democratic National Convention took place last week.