(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump will have a “major role” at the Republican National Convention, an aide to the real estate mogul tells ABC News.
Trump heads to Tampa the day after receiving the Statesman of the Year award from the Sarasota GOP and will be in Tampa to kick off the start of the Republican National Convention on Aug. 27.
“While I am not at liberty to disclose the specifics of Mr. Trump’s time at the RNC, I can say he will be playing a major role and was happy to honor Gov. Romney’s request to participate in convention events in Tampa,” Trump aide Michael Cohen told ABC News.
The RNC has been rolling out its list of speakers and VIP guests for the convention this week, but Trump’s name and any official role have not been mentioned. Cohen said Trump’s role at the convention will be detailed in a matter of days.
“This is something unique and interesting that will be memorable for the convention-goers as well as those across the nation watching from home,” Cohen said.
GOP convention press secretary Kyle Downey declined to comment on Trump’s claim.
“We have announced several headliners earlier this week and will continue to announce more, including the keynote, in the days and weeks ahead,” Downey said.
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