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US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he is studying the possibility of delivering his acceptance speech to run for the presidential elections scheduled for November 3, for the Republican Party, from the White House, in a move outside the tradition.

“We’re thinking about it,” Trump told Fox News. “It’s going to be easier in terms of security.”

Trump was to formally accept the Republican nomination, during a gathering of his supporters in Charlotte, North Carolina on August 27. But the Corona pandemic, forced Trump to cancel the rally from which he would have launched his campaign, and backtracked on relocating the Republican convention to Florida.

In the United States, presidents who want to run for a second term must separate their official, state-funded activities from their electoral activities. Therefore, giving the candidacy speech from the White House raises fears that this rule will be broken. However, Trump shed light on the logistical aspects of the move. “It is a big operation. We are thinking about organizing it from the White House, because we are not moving,” he said. “It will be easy.”

“Also, it is the least expensive step by far,” he added, stressing at the same time that the decision had not been taken yet. “If any one of them had any problem with that, I could go somewhere else,” he said.

And the organizers of the Democratic Party’s convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin announced, on Wednesday, that the presidential candidate, Joe Biden, will not personally participate in the event during which he is to be formally assigned to represent the party in the race to the White House.

The conference organizers, which will be held between August 17 and 20, said they made the decision “after consultations with public health officials and experts, who confirmed the seriousness of the emerging coronavirus.”

The Covid-19 epidemic has greatly affected the course of the electoral campaigns, so that no election rally can be held.

The United States remains the most affected country in the world in terms of the number of deaths related to Corona, reaching 156,830 deaths. As for the cases of Covid-19 exceeded four million and 789 thousand cases, according to Johns Hopkins University, which monitors the spread of the disease in the world.





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