TAMPA - Donald Trump had every intention of making it to Tampa for the Republican National Convention, until he got trumped by Tropical Storm Isaac, the Washington Post reports .
Up until Saturday, the real-estate mogul and The Apprentice host was scheduled to accept an award in Sarasota and take the RNC by storm Monday: Speaking engagements, interviews and even a surprise publicity stunt per Romney’s request was on the agenda.
The RNC played it safe by canceling the first day of the convention due to Isaac, which is expected to become a category 1 hurricane.
But some Republicans are breathing a sigh of relief after presidential hopeful Mitt Romney made a birther comment that slapped back at Trump’s long standing inquiries regarding President Obama’s birthplace.
During Romney’s campaign stop in Michigan last week, the Michigan-born politician joked that “no one ever asked to see my birth certificate."
Trump’s team chalked the comment up to humor and Trump’s spokesman Michael Cohen said Trump and Romney speak on the phone often, discussing a range of topics, including the economy.
Cohen said Trump is still scheduled to accept the Sarasota Republican Party’s Statesman of the Year award in Sarasota on Tuesday. According to a statement from the Sarasota Republican Party, “Trump is bigger than Isaac” and plenty of reporters plan to head to Sarasota to cover the event.
The spokesman also rejects the claim that Trump was participating in the RNC for self-promotion, saying it was Romney’s camp that approached them.
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