Former President Donald Trump to headline NCGOP convention

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Greenville, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Karl DeBlaker)

RALEIGH – Former President Donald Trump will headline next month’s North Carolina Republican Party convention in Greenville. Fox News first reported the news early Monday morning. State Republican executive committee members were also told of the news Monday morning.

Trump is expected to keynote the convention dinner on Saturday, June 5.

“President Trump won North Carolina in 2016 by promising to put America First, and he won North Carolina in 2020 by keeping that promise. President Trump delivered real results for North Carolina by rebuilding the military, standing strong against China, and unleashing the American Economy,” NCGOP chairman Michael Whatley said in a statement. “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.”

Trump won the state’s 15 electoral votes in both 2016 and 2020.

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