President Donald Trump is speaking at the annual Republican National Committee winter meeting that is being held at his downtown D.C. hotel on Thursday evening. He is scheduled to begin his address at 8:10 PM ET.
The president already delivered one speech on Thursday when he addressed the GOP at their retreat in West Virginia. During those remarks, he claimed Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) called him the greatest president that ever lived while taking shots at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for his infamous “crumbs” comments about the recent tax cuts.
Will the president talk about the Nunes memo? It has been reported that Trump has read the memo and will authorize its release by Congress as soon as tomorrow morning. CNN has reported that the president has been calling up friends to say that the memo will discredit the Russia investigations into him.
The annual winter meeting kicked off on Wednesday and will conclude on Friday.
UPDATE 8:45 PM ET: Five minutes into Trump’s speech, the press pool was shooed out of the room, leading to the end of all public broadcasts of his address to the RNC.
Watch the video above, via the Washington Post.
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