White House Chief of Staff wants President Trump’s nomination speech ‘miles and miles’ away from the White House

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, left, accompanied by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, right, speak to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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UPDATED 7:55 AM PT – Monday, August 10, 2020

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said he’s advising the president to have his nomination speech as far away from the White House as possible.

During an interview Sunday, Meadows suggested President Trump give his acceptance speech “miles and miles away” from the White House.

His remarks came amid concerns hosting it from the East Wing would be in violation of the Hatch Act, which forbids federal officials from engaging in partisan political activities. However, President Trump has since dismissed those claims.

Meadows went on to say while the White House is an appropriate place if the president chooses to do so, he does not expect an address to take place from the Oval Office.

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