Trump To Headline NC GOP Convention, Resuming Ego-Boosting Rallies
The last time Donald Trump delivered a campaign rally-style speech, on Jan. 6, five people ended up dead. That changes on June 5, when the twice-impeached, one term former president is slated to be the headliner at the North Carolina Republican Party’s annual convention in Greenville.
The New York Post is reporting that Trump will attend the state’s GOP convention that Saturday before delivering a speech at the event’s dinner that evening. Michael Whatley, chairman of the Tar Heel state’s Republican party, said in a statement announcing Trump’s speaking gig, “We are honored to welcome President Trump to our convention as the Republican Party launches our campaign to retake Congress and the Senate in the 2022 midterms.”
The North Carolina appearance seems to be the first of what Trump has indicated will be a series of campaign-type events he plans to hold in the coming months. Other dates and locations have yet to be announced, but he is thought to be planning a large rally sometime around July 4th.
For the most part Trump has been substantially muted since being forced to turn over the keys to the White House to Joe Biden in January. Ensconced at his Mar-a-Lago retirement home the former president has been relegated to the occasional phone in interview on his beloved Fox News channel, making impromptu “the election was stolen from me” speeches at guests’ parties at his Palm Beach resort or dispatching missives on his little-read online blog.
The former president has repeatedly made it clear that he is “100 percent” considering a 2024 White House bid.