In light of this year’s unusual circumstances, the traditional political conventions will be much different.
Joe Biden will continue to stay in his basement, not attending the event in Wisconsin.
President Trump and the GOP have been changing their plans. The latest appears to be Trump accepting the nomination from the White House lawn.
Nancy Pelosi felt the need to comment:
When asked if she can actually “stop” Trump, Pelosi reiterated “he can’t do that” and condemned him by saying “You don’t have political events in the White House.” She also called it a “diversion” on Trump’s part for his failings on the coronavirus.
Then President Trump gave Pelosi the bad news:
Trump Wednesday dismissed legal questions surrounding potential plans to deliver his GOP nomination acceptance speech from the White House, emphasizing that the federal Hatch Act does not apply to the president.
“It is legal. There is no Hatch Act because it doesn’t pertain to the president,” Trump told reporters at a White House news conference.
It appears Trump and the Republican Party are taking safety concerns seriously.
Instead of hosting the convention in a crowded setting, he might give his acceptance speech from the White House.
Pelosi’s accusation involves Trump possibly breaking laws such as the Hatch Act, saying Presidents “don’t have political events in the White House.”
Really? Then Barack Obama has plenty to answer for to the Speaker.
But Trump replied that the Hatch Act doesn’t pertain to the president. As president, he can give a speech from the White House.
If that speech involves accepting the nomination, how is that a problem?
It appears that Trump is trying to save taxpayers millions in travel and security fees by not flying anywhere.
Pelosi is going after Trump over politics, but is exposing her own bias, it seems. It’s not as if she has any stake in a Republican convention, after all.
Should Trump give his acceptance speech on the South Lawn of the White House?
- President Trump might give his acceptance speech from the White House.
- Pelosi attacked him, saying he can’t have a political event at the White House.
- President Trump struck back, saying the laws don’t pertain to him.