Donald Trump's presidential campaign will come to a close Tuesday night, finally marking an end to a caustic and contentious campaign that began in June 2015. But while the real estate magnate may be known for his lavish properties, raucous rallies and desire for attention, his election night event will be an unexpectedly modest affair.
Trump will spend his final moments of the 2016 presidential election at the New York Hilton Midtown, a few blocks away from his campaign headquarters at Trump Tower and just two miles from Hillary Clinton's grand celebration at the Jacob K. Javits Center. The election night "victory party," a campaign news release notes, will be an invitation-only event for "friends and supporters of the Trump-Pence campaign."
Typically, Trump's campaign events have taken place at his own properties, making the Hilton location a bit unexpected. The Washington Post notes, however, that Trump has been fined $10,000 by the city of New York for holding campaign events in the Trump Tower atrium, a privately owned public space, which may explain the change in venue. Trump's "superstitious" nature is said to account for the relatively small party, with the candidate not wanting to "jinx things" by opting for a more elaborate celebration.
The event will kick off at 6:30 p.m., and Trump is currently slated to give a speech when the results of the election are announced. While it's safe to say that Trump will give a victory speech in the event that he wins, the outlook is much less clear if Clinton takes the presidency. With Trump promising to "keep us in suspense" when asked if he would accept the election's outcome at the third debate, it's difficult to tell whether he will offer a traditional concession speech, make a speech without officially conceding—or decline to speak at all. Whatever happens, this heated election night will surely be one to watch.