Trump cancels 'epic' election night party at Trump International Hotel, will stay back at White House: Report
The Trump campaign had reportedly sent fundraiser emails to potential donors announcing that one lucky winner could win the chance to attend a lavish Election Day party at Trump International
President Donald Trump has reportedly decided not to host an election night party at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, according to an alleged insider. Speaking to The New York Times, the source reportedly said that Trump will instead remain at the White House on November 3.
Last weekend, the Trump campaign reportedly sent fundraiser emails to potential donors announcing that one lucky winner could win the chance to be flown to the nation's capital along with a guest to enjoy a free stay and attend a lavish Election Day party at Trump International. "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."
While The Washingtonian reported that the event was sold out for election night, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser said at a press conference on Monday, October 26, that she wasn't aware of any party preparations at Trump International. Owing to DC's coronavirus regulations, events are allowed to hold a maximum of only 50 people, with all attendees and staff included. The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment by The Times.
Several mainstream pollsters have placed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the lead in national polls although the race is much tighter in several key swing states. Biden was at 54 percent and Trump at 46 percent in the latest Harvard CAPS-Harris survey of likely voters with 57 percent of independents supporting the Democratic candidate.
Meanwhile, a Hill-Harris poll published on Thursday, October 29, put Biden at a 3-point lead over Trump in the swing state of Florida. The same poll found that 51 percent of those surveyed in the key state of Pennsylvania supported Biden while 46 percent backed his Republican opponent. In North Carolina, the poll placed both candidates neck-and-neck with Biden and Trump garnering 49 percent and 48 percent support respectively.
Earlier today, we had reported how filmmaker Michael Moore said he didn't believe polls that show Biden ahead of Trump. The progressive firebrand said he did not buy that Biden's campaign had a big lead over Trump and that the polls were not accurate. He also added that it is very likely that the polls will be exploited by the Republican leader's "evil genius" on Election Day.
While making an appearance on The Hill TV's 'Rising', Moore said it was "awful news" that Biden was ahead of Trump by around seven points in his home state of Michigan, and explained how Trump had managed to cut Biden's lead "in half", citing another poll which showed the Democratic nominee around 16 points ahead.
Moore said, "Trump has tightened virtually every one of these swing states to the point where- what are they saying this morning?... 'Biden's five points ahead in Wisconsin... maybe three points ahead in Florida, two points ahead in Arizona'... Listen, don't believe these polls."
"The Trump vote is always being undercounted. Pollsters — when they actually call the Trump voter, the Trump voter is very suspicious of the 'Deep State' calling them and asking them who they're voting for," Moore added.
He said that polls are "fake news" to Trump supporter. "So it is not an accurate count. I think the safe thing to do, this is not scientific... whatever they're saying the Biden lead is, cut it in half, right now, in your head. Cut it in half, and now you're within the four-point margin of error. That's how close this is! That's how desperately close this is!" Moore stressed.