But he later scrapped the Florida convention, blaming the state's coronavirus "flare-up".
Saturday's decision marks a significant change for the convention, which historically has worked to draw media attention to spread party messaging to the public, said the BBC report.
While Trump called off the public components of the convention in Florida last month, citing spiking cases of the virus across the country, 336 delegates are scheduled to gather in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 24 to formally vote to make Trump the GOP standard-bearer once more.
A spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention cites the coronavirus for restricting press coverage from the August 24 vote in Charlotte, North Carolina.
On 23 July, Trump told reporters that he was canceling "the Jacksonville, Florida, component of the GOP convention", as it was "not the right time" to hold a "big convention". She also added that they would inform if there is any change regarding the number of people who can attend the events.
Privately some GOP delegations have increased logistical problems with travelling to city, mentioning the rising amount of authorities imposing compulsory quarantine orders on travelers coming from countries suffering from loopholes from the virus. The convention will reduce the number of delegates from 2,550 to 336 delegates. Choice delegates and guests have been banned.
The decision was first reported by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
It's being said if Trump goes to Charlotte, the expectation is that it will just be to thank the delegates in a private, closed press event.