President TrumpDonald John TrumpStephen Miller: Trump to further crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins US records 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering daily record Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll MORE has reportedly called off plans to host an election night event at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., a person familiar with the plans told The New York Times.
The source told the Times that Trump will instead likely remain at the White House on Nov. 3.
The president’s son Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpTrump says he may host election night party at White House New York attorney general working on list of Trump initiatives for Biden to reverse Trump changes election night plans, cancels party at Trump International: report MORE in an interview on Fox News later on Friday morning said the party may be moved.
“We’re thinking about moving it, actually, over to the White House. we are looking at that right now. it’s going to be a great night,” said Eric Trump.
The Trump campaign last weekend sent fundraiser emails to donors announcing a drawing that would give one winner, along with a guest, the chance to be flown to the nation’s capital, where they would stay for free and attend the Nov. 3 party at Trump International as VIPs.
“November 3rd will go down in history as the night we won FOUR MORE YEARS,” the email read. “It will be absolutely EPIC, and the only thing that could make it better is having YOU there.”
At a press conference Monday, D.C. Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserTrump changes election night plans, cancels party at Trump International: report Trump campaign eyes election night party at his sold-out DC hotel Travel industry calls on Trump administration to prevent the need for quarantines by creating a testing plan MORE (D) said she was not aware at the time of party preparations at Trump International, which Washingtonian reported is sold out for election night.
D.C.’s coronavirus regulations currently restrict events to a maximum capacity of 50 people, including all attendees and staff.
Trump is trailing Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll Ivanka Trump raises million in a week for father’s campaign On The Money: McConnell says Congress will take up stimulus package at start of 2021 | Lawmakers see better prospects for COVID deal after election MORE in national polls, although the race is much closer in several key battleground states.
The latest Harvard CAPS-Harris survey of likely voters found Biden at 54 percent and Trump at 46 percent, with 57 percent of independents supporting the Democratic nominee.
A Hill-Harris poll released Thursday found Biden leading Trump by 3 percentage points in the swing state of Florida, while 51 percent of those surveyed in the key state of Pennsylvania backed Biden and 46 percent supported Trump.
In North Carolina, the same poll showed the candidates are neck-and-neck, with Biden and Trump gaining 49 percent and 48 percent support, respectively.