The Trump campaign on Friday confirmed that it will not participate in the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer.
Trump told NBC News in a tweet that he will hold a rally on July 18 in the downtown area of New Orleans, and the Trump campaign said he will be holding an event on Saturday at the same location.
Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The announcement comes days after the campaign sent out an email saying it had received an invitation to attend the convention and that it would be holding a public event.
The RNC, which is hosting the convention from July 18 to 20 in Cleveland, has also sent invitations to speakers and invited local and national political leaders to attend.
The campaign is not included in the invitation.
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told The Associated Press that the party was still trying to determine whether to include the Trump camp at the convention.
The New Orleans Convention and Visitors Authority said it would provide a public schedule for Trump’s rally.
A Trump campaign spokesman declined to comment.
In the email, the Trump team wrote that it has been asked to attend an event in New Orleans on July 19.
Trump and his running mate, Indiana Gov.
Mike Pence, will be in Cleveland for the convention, which will be held July 21-23.
The two Republican nominees will be joined by Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan and their wives.