- The president's team initially settled on his Trump Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC
- Washington DC has restricted public gatherings to 50 people following a wave of coronavirus infections in the region
- First son Eric Trump told the media they had agreed to move the party to the White House and it was going to be big
President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to host election night party at the White House instead of his luxurious hotel in Washing DC.
The party was initially supposed to be held at the Trump Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue but the head of state and his campaign team were forced to move it given the coronavirus restrictions.
The Independent reported on November 3, that about 400 guests were likely to attend, according to officials from the Trump re-election secretariat.
Washington DC restricted public gatherings to 50 people following a wave of coronavirus infections in the region but Trump described the policy as crazy.
The large party will be indoors in the East Room, an event and reception room in the White House and the largest room used for dances, receptions, press conferences, ceremonies and concerts.
On Friday, October 30, the president first hinted he settled on the venue but was considering the White House, The Hill reported.
“The mayor has shut down Washington DC. We haven’t made a determination. We have certain rules and regulations. I don’t know if you’re allowed to use the hotel or not. We will probably stay here or pick another location,” he said.
His son Eric Trump, an influential figure in his re-election bid, later on told Fox News they were actually moving the venue.
"We're thinking about moving it over to the White House. We are looking at that right now. It's going to be a great night,” he confirmed.
The US went into the polls on November 3 to elect their next president between the incumbent and the Democrat's Joe Biden in a hotly contested election. Early voting showed Biden was ahead.
The incumbent said the presidential winner should be declared before Wednesday, November 4.
He also poked holes in a Supreme Court decision that allowed absentee ballots to be counted days after the election day, a rule that he claimed could snowball into violence.
"The Supreme Court decision on voting in Pennsylvania is a very dangerous one. It will allow rampant and unchecked cheating and will undermine our entire systems of laws. It will also induce violence in the streets. Something must be done!" Trump wrote on Facebook.
Meanwhile, the world's eyes are fixed on the US as Americans head to the polls.
Briefly.co.za reported that for months before now both Trump and Biden, the two strongest candidates in the election, have been going all-out to secure votes.
It seems both presidential candidates are attempting to push for votes at the last minute. Just hours ago, both Biden and Trump took to popular social media app Instagram to call on Americans to vote for them.
While President Trump opted for a lights, camera, action approach - sharing a clip of himself shaking hands with important American public figures, jeering crowds and spending time with family - Biden headed down a more simple road, only sharing a picture of himself and Obama with a humble caption.
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