A change of venue of the Florida Republican Party’s biggest annual fundraiser means President Donald Trump won’t be visiting Disney World after all.
Trump is scheduled to be the headliner of the party’s Statesman’s Dinner on December 7. The event was originally going to be held at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, but according to updated invitations sent on Tuesday, it will be held in Miami on the same date. No exact location has been announced.
The Florida Republican Party did not immediately respond to Orlando Rising’s request for comment on the change.
Trump’s visit would’ve been the latest in a long line of presidential appearances at Disney World. Dating back to Richard Nixon’s now-famous “I’m not a crook” speech at the Contemporary Resort in 1973, seven of the last nine presidents have been on Disney World property while in office — the two exceptions being Gerald Ford and, so far, Trump.
Barack Obama visited twice, both times in 2012, including delivering a speech on tourism at the Magic Kingdom.
Trump wouldn’t have been the first commander-in-chief to visit the Grand Floridian, either; George W. Bush spoke at a political fundrasier there in 2006.