- Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to host about 400 guests at a party
- Trump has criticised the coronavirus restrictions imposed in Washington DC
- The venue for the party has been moved to the White House because of the restrictions in Washington
President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to host an 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 that about 400 guests were likely to attend according to officials from the Trump re-election secretariat.
Washington DC restricted public gathering to 50 people following a wave of coronavirus infection in the region, but Trump described the policy as crazy.
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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 that 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."
His son Eric Trump, an influential figure in his reelection bid, told Fox News that 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."
Meanwhile, the US went to the polls on Tuesday, November 3, to elect their next president between the incumbent and the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden in a hotly contested election.
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, a rule he claimed could snowball into violence.
Trump wrote on Facebook:
"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!"
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