Trump cancels trip to GOP fraud “hearing” at Pennsylvania Wyndham after Giuliani exposed to COVID-19 – By Igor Derysh (Salon) / Nov 25 2020
The campaign said similar “hearings” were planned in Michigan and Arizona, but that was news to GOP officials there
President Donald Trump scrapped plans to join attorney Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday for a public “hearing” by the Pennsylvania Republican Party on unfounded voter fraud allegations at a Wyndham hotel.
Trump directed aides to make plans for him to travel to Gettysburg, the famed Civil War battle site, for the hearing, according to CNN and The New York Times. Some advisers were “kept in the dark” about the plans, while others “tried” to tell the president that the trip was a “mistake,” according to New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman.
“Among other things, Trump is likely to announce a 2024 campaign soon and this is brand building,” Haberman wrote on Twitter.
But the trip was ultimately scrapped after Giuliani was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, CNN reported.
The site of the event — a Republican gathering at a Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg rather than the capital of Harrisburg — drew mockery on the heels of Giuliani’s ill-fated news conference at the Philadelphia Four Seasons Total Landscaping.