Trump speaks at NC GOP meeting; Dems plan "Day of Action"

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Jun 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-05 21:31:24-04

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Donald Trump came to the Republican Party’s annual convention in North Carolina, a state whose electoral votes he won in 2016 and 2020.

The former president addressed more than 1,200 convention-goers Saturday in Greenville.

Trump is pushing Republicans to support those candidates who share his values in next year’s midterm elections as he launches a new more active phase of his post presidency.

The former Republican president on Saturday teased the prospect of another presidential bid of his own in 2024, but vowed first to be an active presence on the campaign trail for his allies in next year’s fight for control of Congress. It was the opening appearance in what is expected to be a new phase of rallies and public events.

Trump’s appearance comes as the North Carolina Democratic Party planned its own “Day of Action” on Saturday. The Democrats will use in-person door-knocking and phone banks to promote what they describe as President Joe Biden’s successful early-term agenda.