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Trump changes election night plans, cancels party at Trump International: report

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President Trump has reportedly called off plans to host an election night event at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., a person familiar with the plans told The New York Times

The source told the Times that Trump will instead likely remain at the White House on Nov. 3. 

The president’s son Eric Trump in an interview on Fox News later on Friday morning said the party may be moved.

“We’re thinking about moving it, actually, over to the White House. we are looking at that right now. it’s going to be a great night,” said Eric Trump.

The Trump campaign last weekend sent fundraiser emails to donors announcing a drawing that would give one winner, along with a guest, the chance to be flown to the nation’s capital, where they would stay for free and attend the Nov. 3 party at Trump International as VIPs. 

“November 3rd will go down in history as the night we won FOUR MORE YEARS,” the email read. “It will be absolutely EPIC, and the only thing that could make it better is having YOU there.”

At a press conference Monday, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) said she was not aware at the time of party preparations at Trump International, which Washingtonian reported is sold out for election night. 

D.C.’s coronavirus regulations currently restrict events to a maximum capacity of 50 people, including all attendees and staff.

Trump is trailing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in national polls, although the race is much closer in several key battleground states. 

The latest Harvard CAPS-Harris survey of likely voters found Biden at 54 percent and Trump at 46 percent, with 57 percent of independents supporting the Democratic nominee. 

A Hill-Harris poll released Thursday found Biden leading Trump by 3 percentage points in the swing state of Florida, while 51 percent of those surveyed in the key state of Pennsylvania backed Biden and 46 percent supported Trump. 

In North Carolina, the same poll showed the candidates are neck-and-neck, with Biden and Trump gaining 49 percent and 48 percent support, respectively.

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