Donald Trump has turned down a spot at the RNC but tweets that something bigger is going on:
Newsmax has the Trump story:
Donald Trump has declined an offer to deliver a prime-time speech at the Republican National Convention, sources with knowledge of convention plans tell Newsmax.
But Newsmax has learned that the billionaire businessman has been asked to deliver a big “surprise” at the convention in Tampa, Fla., which begins on Aug. 27.
Trump has already made plans to be the area at that time. On Aug. 26, he will receive the Statesman of the Year award from the Republican Party of Sarasota County, Fla., and is planning to in the area for the convention’s opening festivities.
Trump was offered a major speaking role during the convention, but has told the Romney campaign that he relishes the role he plays as an independent voice and believes his support of the Romney campaign could be served in other ways. The Romney camp is said to have already proposed to Trump how they would like him involved at the convention, but the nature of his involvement is being kept secret.