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Trump campaign takes steps to ensure critics are not represented at 2020 convention


Added 10-07-19 02:57:02pm EST - “President Trump's reelection campaign is taking measures to ensure the president's critics are frozen out of the nominating convention in Charlotte next year.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Trump campaign takes steps to ensure critics are not represented at 2020 convention”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House says Turkey will soon launch Syria operation Trump associates pressured Ukraine over gas firm in order to benefit allies: report Trump praises Woodward, slams other journalists over 'Face the Nation' segment MORE’s reelection campaign is taking measures to ensure the president’s critics are frozen out of the nominating convention in Charlotte next year.

In a conference call with reporters on Monday, Trump campaign officials touted a months-long effort to install the president’s allies at the state-level positions charged with developing the rules that govern the nominating convention and delegate selection.

Trump is facing a primary challenge or potential challenge from three Republican critics — former Massachusetts Gov. William WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldEx-GOP lawmaker sues South Carolina Republican Party for canceling 2020 primary Juan Williams: Trump's grip on GOP Senate may come loose Republicans show signs of discomfort in defense of Trump   MORE, and former Reps. Joe WalshJoe WalshSunday shows - Second whistleblower grabs spotlight Sanford: 'I don't know' if I would vote for Trump in 2020 Trump's GOP challengers split on impeachment vote MORE (Ill.) and Mark SanfordMarshall (Mark) Clement SanfordSunday shows - Second whistleblower grabs spotlight Sanford: 'I don't know' if I would vote for Trump in 2020 Trump's GOP challengers split on impeachment vote MORE (S.C.).

None of the challengers has a real shot at winning the nomination, but the Trump campaign wants to ensure that the August convention is a “four day advertisement for the president and not an internal debate among activists.”

“We don’t care at all about the lighting or tv camera angles at the convention in Charlotte,” said one senior campaign official. “We do care about who is seated in all of the chairs on the convention floor…we care about that because we care about ensuring a predetermined outcome at the convention because history tells us…that a properly executed convention is the single most important thing a campaign can do to put their candidate on the pathway to reelection.”

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