GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCN/AP) — Former President Donald Trump spoke at North Carolina’s annual state Republican Party convention on Saturday.
Trump spoke in person at the June 5 convention dinner in Greenville. He was scheduled to speak at 7 p.m., according to a release from the NC Republican Party. The speech began just after 8 p.m.
Trump has expressed interest in running for president again in 2024 but has not yet announced a decision.
During his speech Saturday evening, Trump endorsed Ted Budd for the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina.
Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump, who is from Wilmington, announced that “for now” she would not run for U.S. Senate from North Carolina.
The state party hopes Trump can help Republicans retake control of the U.S. House in the upcoming midterms.
“President Trump won North Carolina in 2016 by promising to put America First, and he won North Carolina in 2020 by keeping that promise. President Trump delivered real results for North Carolina by rebuilding the military, standing strong against China, and unleashing the American Economy. We are honored to welcome President Trump to our convention as the Republican Party launches our campaign to retake Congress and the Senate in the 2022 midterms .”