Donald Trump is expected to make a return to North Carolina next month.
The former President and head of the GOP isn’t coming back for a rally, but is scheduled to speak at the NC Republican Party’s 2021 convention dinner on Saturday, June 5 in Greenville.
Trump last appeared in the state shortly before losing the White House to Joe Biden while campaigning with his daughter, Ivanka, and daughter-in-law, Lara Trump.
“President Trump won North Carolina in 2016 by promising to put America First, and he won North Carolina in 2020 by keeping that promise,” NCGOP chairman Michael Whatley said.
“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 45th President will be joined by several prominent guests including U.S. Congressman Ted Budd, who’s running for the US Senate seat currently occupied by Richard Burr.
No word on whether Lara Trump will be joining her father-in-law at the convention. The Wrightsville Beach native has been rumored to be mulling a possible U.S. Senate run herself. However, she has yet to announce any official plans.
Trump’s prior two trips to Greenville came for reelection rallies in 2020 and 2019, but hasn’t returned to the Tar Heel State over the past seven months. He won the battleground state of North Carolina over Biden in November, and beat democratic challenger Hillary Clinton in 2016.
This will also be Trump’s first official trip outside the state of Florida since losing the presidency. The former President took the stage in Feburary to address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando. He also gave long-winded remarks on his election loss at a wedding in his home state a month later. A moment captured and later published by tabloid site TMZ.
But, for the most part, Trump has stayed relatively low key since he was banned from every major social media platform following the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Visit the state’s GOP convention website: https://convention.nc.gop for additional details.