Donald Trump visiting Greenville Saturday

The former president will be a guest speaker at the NCRP State Convention.
Donald Trump visiting Greenville next month
Published: May. 17, 2021 at 9:54 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 5, 2021 at 8:13 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Former President Donald Trump will visit Greenville on Saturday.

Trump will speak at 7 p.m. at a dinner during the North Carolina Republican Party’s 2021 State Convention, which is from June 3-6.

The state GOP says that dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the Greenville Convention Center.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is listed as another guest speaker.

The former president last visited Greenville for a campaign rally in October. He also visited in July of 2019.

The chairman of the Republican party in North Carolina, Michael Whatley, said Trump’s presence will energize the party ahead of the 2022 election cycle.

“The enthusiasm that he brought to the Republican party over the last five, six years...the number of voters he brought into the party...the number of votes he brought into the polls...was absolutely critical for us in 2016 and in 2020,” explained Whatley.

Meanwhile, the North Carolina Democratic Party chair Dr. Bobbie Richardson said Trump has changed what the Republican party stands for.

“We have to accept the fact that the Republican party has gone all in to fully transform itself in the party of Donald Trump,” said Richardson. “They made it clear that their only priority is to defend Donald Trump.”

Both parties agree North Carolina will likely play a critical role in the upcoming elections.

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