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6.11pm BST

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as well, is criticizing Donald Trump for considering holding aspects of the Republican National Convention from the South Lawn of the White House.

Pelosi weighed in during an appearance on MSNBC.

Speaker Pelosi says President Trump accepting the GOP nomination from the White House “is something that should be rejected right out of hand.” “It’s a diversion, and that is what he is, a master of diversion.” pic.twitter.com/GUJWHnEw68

5.58pm BST

South Dakota senator John Thune, the second highest ranking Republican in the Senate, questioned whether it would even be legal for Donald Trump to hold part of the RNC on the South Lawn:

“Is that even legal?” Thune said to a group of reporters according to Politico’s Playbook newsletter. “I assume that’s not something that you could do. I assume there’s some Hatch Act issues or something. I don’t know the answer to that but I haven’t, and I haven’t heard him say that. But I think anything you do on federal property would seem to be problematic.”

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Read more: theguardian.com