A tweet by a North Carolina television journalist on Wednesday that said President Donald Trump would accept the Republican presidential nomination in Charlotte, North Carolina, on the first night of the party’s convention is incorrect, a Fox News reporter said on Twitter, citing unnamed sources.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during a tour of the Double Eagle Energy Oil Rig in Midland, Texas, U.S., July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria“I just wrapped an interview with @VP and he told me Pres Trump will accept the nomination IN Charlotte on the Monday of @GOPconvention,” North Carolina television reporter Tim Boyum said on Twitter.
Fox News’ White House correspondent John Roberts later tweeted that he was told that was not the case.
A transcript of Boyum’s interview with Pence makes clear that the nomination would occur in Charlotte, but it left some ambiguity about where and when Trump would accept it, and Boyum later noted on Twitter that Pence never used the word “speech.”
“It’ll be here in North Carolina that we’re renominated by the Republican Party,” Pence said. “And I know the president — we’re all making plans for him to accept that renomination here in Charlotte, to acknowledge the great work of our delegates.”
Trump said on Wednesday that he would be nominated on Monday, Aug. 24, in Charlotte, but that he would speak on Thursday, Aug. 27, the convention’s final day.
Trump, who had to give up on plans for a packed convention in Florida as coronavirus cases surged there, has fallen back on Charlotte as the main convention location.
He has been coy, however, on where he will deliver his acceptance speech.
On Thursday, he told reporters he was still considering where to make it, and said it might even be from the White House.
(This story corrects dates in paragraph 6 to Aug. 24 and Aug. 27 from July 24 and July 27.)