Donald Trump’s hopes of delivering a “big surprise” at the Republican National Convention are officially rained out.
The real estate mogul had been excitedly promoting his scheduled contribution to this year’s conservative confab, despite suggestions that his participation would simply amount to a bit where he’d fire an Obama impersonator.
Tropical Storm Isaac had other plans however, as the threat of heavy rains and extreme winds forced the GOP’s planning committee to postpone the RNC, shifting Monday’s events and canceling others. Trump’s act, slated to take place on Monday, wasn’t spared the chopping block. Some Republicans are thankful, the Washington Post reports, though Trump spokesman Michael Cohen maintained that Trump’s show would have been quite the spectacle.
Trump was in Florida on Sunday to receive a “statesman of the year” award from the Sarasota GOP. At a reception dinner, he addressed the development and also continued on his birther tear.