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Trump: Nomination Acceptance Speech Will Be in Gettysburg or DC

President Donald Trump will give a speech accepting the Republican 2020 nomination in either Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, or the District of Columbia.

Trump announced Monday that GOP officials have narrowed the number of possible locations to two—the battlefield in Gettysburg, or the White House in Washington.

“We will announce the decision soon!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The Battle of Gettysburg is known as a crucial turning point in the Civil War. The Union won the battle, ending Confederate Gen. Robert E Lees second invasion of the north.

The president first revealed last week that the speech could be broadcast from the White House, citing the cost of movement of personnel.

“Were thinking about doing it from the White House because theres no movement and its easy,” he said. “I think its a beautiful setting and we are thinking about that. Its certainly one of the alternatives.”

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