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Trump courts Libertarians to draw party activists away from RFK Jr.

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Donald Trump will address the Libertarians’ National Convention Saturday night in an effort to win over activists who are skeptical of the GOP front runner.
Donald Trump will address the Libertarians’ National Convention on Saturday night in an effort to win over activists who are skeptical of the GOP front runner, and turn them away from independent candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
The Libertarian National Convention is being held at the Washington Hilton hotel with the tagline: „Become Ungovernable.“ 
Trump’s campaign says his appearance is part of an ongoing effort to reach would-be supporters in places that are not heavily Republican. For example, he held a rally Thursday in the Bronx during a pause in his New York hush money trial. His team was expecting some at the convention to oppose Trump, but hopes he will get credit for showing up and fighting for votes.
Libertarians will pick their White House nominee during the gathering in Washington that wraps up Sunday. Kennedy, who initially ran in the Democratic primary, addressed the convention Friday.
A significant of attendees wore MAGA hats. The convention was dotted with booths promoting mutual aid organizations, Libertarian comic books, Libertarian-themed food and drinks. Another stall sold T-shirts that said: „F— the vaccine.“ 
The Libertarian Party has routinely invited both Republican and Democratic candidates to speak but this weekend marked the first time that an invite has been accepted. 
Tensions remained high leading up to Trump’s appearance.

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