Florida delegate excited to attend President Trump’s renomination speech

Published: Aug. 27, 2020 at 4:29 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Christian Ziegler, a Florida RNC delegate, is having a busy convention week.  He was in Charlotte Monday.  He is in Washington, D.C. Thursday to hear President Trump’s acceptance speech.

Ziegler said the convention in Charlotte was powerful.  He said he is honored to be invited to the White House where President Trump will officially accept the renomination live.

“It’s gonna be incredible,” said Ziegler.

Ziegler is vice chair of the Republican Party of Florida.  He said he has been to the White House before, but each experience is awe-inspiring.

“When you go there, it’s just the feeling and the atmosphere and the energy and the historic nature of the White House, is just overwhelming to be frank,” he said.

Earlier this week, he was one of 6 delegates from the state to travel to Charlotte for the roll call vote to renominate President Trump.

“The energy was high and people were excited,” he said.

With the coronavirus pandemic still impacting the country, Ziegler said delegates, including himself, were tested and underwent daily health screenings.

“It was a very responsible convention from the RNC.  I felt safe on the ground there absolutely,” explained Ziegler.

The Sarasota resident said he is proud to represent the President’s home state.  He is confident in a victory in the Sunshine State on November 3.

“You cannot win the presidency without Florida,” he said.

Ziegler said he and other party members are working around the clock in the Sunshine State to ensure the state goes red.

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend President Trump’s speech taking place on the South Lawn Thursday evening.  Coverage of the convention starts 8:30 p.m. ET.  President Trump will be the final speaker in primetime.  President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first President to give a televised acceptance speech from the White House in 1940.

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