Trump cancels Jan. 6 event at Mar-a-Lago

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Donald Trump has canceled a scheduled press conference he planned on the date of the one year anniversary of the 2021 Capitol insurrection.

The event was slated for Jan. 6, 2022 at the Trump owned Mar-a-Lago property in Florida and presumably would have contained continued rhetoric about the legitimacy of the 2020 election that Trump lost to President Joe Biden, a favorite topic of Trump.

Trump announced the cancellation of the event Jan. 4, 2022, and said he will instead attend a rally in Arizona.

After the Trump event was first announced, media watchers and the public were calling on media outlets to not cover it, though it was not immediately clear what decisions had been made by various networks.

According to a CNN source, Trump decided to cancel the event after apparent lack of interest by the media. He also reportedly backed out after it started to become clear most networks wouldn’t carry the event live or send big name reporters to Florida.

Trump’s presser would have been in direct competition with a variety of more somber events marking the anniversary of the insurrection, including speeches from Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Republican leadership also called for Trump to cancel the event.