Trump to headline GOP convention in battleground state North Carolina as he plans potential 2024 return

FORMER President Donald Trump will address a Republican Party convention in North Carolina in June.

Trump, 74, will speak at the North Carolina Republican Party’s 2021 State Convention dinner on Saturday, June 5, according to the party's website and Trump's office, as well as a media advisory.


“President Trump won North Carolina in 2016 by promising to put America First, and he won North Carolina in 2020 by keeping that promise," North Carolina GOP chair Michael Whatley said in a statement.

“President Trump delivered real results for North Carolina by rebuilding the military, standing strong against China, and unleashing the American Economy."

“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 statement concluded.

The former president and Apprentice host’s speech will be his first outside of his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., since his keynote speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) back in late February in Florida.


In that speech, Trump went after Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and his former vice president Mike Pence, for not supporting his protests of the 2020 election, USA Today noted.

That speech was a closed press event, and the North Carolina GOP one will be as well.

Trump has teased the idea of potentially running again for president in 2024, and it’s possible he will discuss those plans at the dinner or in more future appearances.

The former GOP president is banned from most social media, but has been able to make some announcements via his “From the Desk of Donald Trump” website.

The platform allows the former president to post comments, photos, and videos to share with supporters.

Facebook’s Oversight Board made the decision to uphold restrictions on the former president's account on May 5. Twitter permanently suspended his @realDonaldTrump account on January 8.

The appearance will not only put Trump back into the public spotlight, but may also help Republican efforts to take back control of Congress in the 2022 elections.

The former president won North Carolina in both of his presidential election campaigns.

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