Trump Says He May Move Election Night Party to the White House
The White House is known as the people’s house. There have long been rules and traditions concerning not using the building for political advantage. Donald Trump has repeatedly broken those norms. A recent example was accepting the Democratic nomination from the White House.
The president was originally supposed to spend at least a portion of election night at his Washington DC hotel. Those plans have now been cancelled. On Friday, Trump told reporters that he may look to move his election night party to the White House.
“We haven’t made a determination,” he said. “We have certain rules and regulations. You know, Washington, D.C., is shut down. The mayor shut it down.”
Why did Trump cancel his election night party at the Trump Hotel if not to embrace for a resounding defeat?
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The president continued to blame the Washington DC COVID regulations for the cancellations. “We have a hotel. I don’t know if you’re allowed to use it or not, but I know the mayor has shut down Washington, D.C., and if that is the case we will probably stay here or pick another location.”
The president’s son echoed the sentiments during a Friday appearance on Fox News. “We’re thinking about moving it, actually, over to the White House,” he said. “We are looking at that right now. it’s going to be a great night.”