Republican National Convention Says Press Not Welcome, Blames COVID-19

The renomination of Donald Trump as the GOP nominee for president will happen behind closed doors in Charlotte, NC.

8/2/2020 7:12:00 AM

The renomination of Donald Trump as the GOP nominee for president will happen behind closed doors in Charlotte, NC.

The renomination of Donald Trump as the GOP nominee for president will happen behind closed doors in Charlotte, NC.

President Donald Trumpis set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention, citing the coronavirus.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 Aug. 24 to formally vote to make Trump the GOP standard-bearer once more.

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Nominating conventions are traditionally meant to be media bonanzas, as political parties seek to leverage the attention the events draw to spread their message to as many voters as possible. If the GOP decision stands, it will mark the first party nominating convention in modern history to be closed to reporters.

“Given the health restrictions and limitations in place within the state of North Carolina, we are planning for the Charlotte activities to be closed press Friday, August 21 – Monday, August 24,” a convention spokeswoman said. “We are happy to let you know if this changes, but we are working within the parameters set before us by state and local guidelines regarding the number of people who can attend events.”

Privately some GOP delegations have raised logistical issues with traveling to either city, citing the increasing number of jurisdictions imposing mandatory quarantine orders on travelers returning from states experiencing surges in the virus.The subset of delegates in Charlotte will be casting proxy votes on behalf of the more than 2,500 official delegates to the convention. Alternate delegates and guests have already been prohibited.

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This might be one good reason why But of course everything there will be photographed, video captured and reported by those who want to show what happens there, against the wishes of the GOP and their Fuhrer realDonaldTrump ! Him and his taxes together again Let them spread COVID-19 amongst the GOPconvention Some people need to learn the hard way! Spare the press of their cult meeting.

Good news, only they will contract the disease Behind closed doors and no masks allowed. Subtract those in attendance that won’t be on this planet Nov 3rd....when “every vote counts.” Lest they forget...Cain. Gone and forgotten with no lessons learned...Sad but true. The cult leader a great example. Taxpayers fund payroll checks for 99.99999% of politicians, secret service protection, limos, golf entourage, air force 1 flights & all other amenities being in public office affords them. Seems people earned a right to witness what's playing out on their $$$? Same goes for Dems.

SMH.... H.P PROPANGA for HEADLINE READERS! As if The DNC HAS NEVER DONE ANYTHING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS! Like DOSSEA'S Or FISA warrants, Or BROKERED Conventions WERE people LIKE BERIE got Screwed ! TOTAL BS For headline readers! No press because of COVID-19 at the republican convention? When did trump develop this concern about crowd size and spreading the virus?

Looking very much forward to the debates. Gotta contain his dozen followers somehow Awww...now GOP GOPChairwoman and the rest of the corrupted GOP care about the pandemic guidelines.... 🤣👎🤣👎🤣👎🤣👎 A shamed to do it in public. They don't want you to see the 'Sponsored by Goya' banners 🦗 chirp... chirp....

This is THE BEST tribute to free press ! 🤤🤤🤤 It’s going to be the best nomination maybe in history 🤣 Of course, they don’t want the American people to see the faces of the racists and bigots who live next door to them By secret ballot - hmmmm, why does that sound familiar? Is that what you talked to Vlad about? 🙄

With tail between legs, he retraced steps back to Charlotte? Just as dictators do Running scared. He doesn't want any proof of how few people show up. Lol throwing away free advertising. Sound decision. Keeping their kool-aid under wraps, I see. That should be a real circus and, of course, there will be coronavirus fallout from all the people who do not wear masks and Republicans seem to have a real problem with trying to do their part in keeping all people safe!! 😁

Maybe they’re not nominating Trump Because press media is a bunch of marxist traitors to our country. None of you deserve to be anywhere but in a cell awaiting trial for treason. We are awake to your lies and know your time is almost up. Maybe he had to pay off a few more porn stars and wants to keep the lid on it?!

Finally, Trumpsters are going back under the rocks they climbed out of. Get them off the air! Gee.... I wonder why? Is Putin giving the nominating speech Trump2020 They’re afraid to show the lack of enthusiasm exhibited during the nomination. They don’t want the media there as they discuss WHO ELSE they could possibly nominate other than this current wingnut.

Just another way to hide his low low low turnouts. Donald, where did all the love go?! Remember, Putin will always love you. Maybe he will come to your little party. Why does this matter? Trump once again defines his communist rule by banning the American Free Press! Are they handing out cigars, or just tiparillos (sp?)?

because they’re conniving, treasonous bastards. Good! Who would want to watch days of delusional propaganda anyway? GOP=gang of cowards and traitors. WE WILL TAKE THEM DOWN NOVEMBER 3rd! So the deplorables will be able to openly wear their hoods and burn crosses at their covid convention? Zero coverage it is then.

I like how they meant this as an insult but ended up just giving everyone what they wanted That way they can wear their ceremonial robes and sacrifice a goat to Ba'al... No loss. Shouldn’t even cover it. I don’t see how a fake president can be nominated to run again. It'll be a circle jerk Cowards It's bc Drumpf is sick.

But it's okay for kids to go back to school? Perhaps they are so embarrassed (as they should be) they don't want their faces on TV. VoteBlueToSaveAmerica2020 OctoberSurpriseIsBullshit so be prepared for it! The enthusiasm is palpable. LOL !? Afraid of attendance Due to extreme embarrassment of the GOP.

Obviously, the GOP is ashamed. Rightfully so. Good. No it won’t Is that because no Republican politician wants to be shown near Trump? As most shameful things are. Behind closed doors... Alright. No need to waste any airtime. Can't have the press because of COVID, but you can have a convention? Jeb Bush was robbed again And so was Mayor Bloomberg

I heard they didn’t want journalists there, so Fox News will be there for sure. Ok by me I have no desire to know or watch what goes on at a trump convention Only hurting them selves cause no one knows what goes on behind closed doors Awesome. Don't fucking cover that shitshow WHY? MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! BlueLivesMatter

Why should the nomination be any different than the way the Administration operated, unless it was done at Mar-a-Lago on the 14th green. Good. We don't want to see that shit. God help us.

Lena Dunham says her body 'revolted' under COVID-19Lena Dunham says her body “revolted” in a debilitating month-long struggle with COVID-19. and she was already revolting af to begin with Should have went to a witch doctor. My body revolted on the table when they took the wires out too soon.

Garth Brooks Opens Up About His Youngest Daughter’s Coronavirus DiagnosisIn a July 29 press conference, Garth Brooks shared that his youngest daughter, Allie, tested positive for COVID-19, prompting his family to quarantine.

Trump praises Jim Jordan and Anthony Fauci after they clashed during coronavirus hearingAt one point in the hearing, Rep. Jim Jordan told Dr. Fauci: 'I haven’t seen people during a church service go out and harm police officers or burn buildings ... No limit to protests, but you can’t go to church on Sunday.” Where is the lie? Jordan smashed Fauci and exposed his bias. 'Crowds increase the spread of the virus.' - Fauci 'So what about Protests?' -Jordan 'UH, Uhm, I, Uh... all crowds increase the risk of spread.' -Fauci 'Protests specifically?' -Jordan 'Uh... Uhmm...' -Fauci Right. whole thing is Political. Why Democrat fake news doesn't mention the 99% recovery rate, or the flu death count.

Swiss mountains light up in a national day celebration to suit COVID-19 eraA section of the Alps turned amber on Friday night in a massive pyrotechnic display as Switzerland marked its national day with an event suited to COVID-19 and social distancing rules. COVID 😍👌🏻✅ thats a doozy of a tweet

Guatemala burying dozens of unidentified coronavirus deadDozens of COVID-19 victims are being buried anonymously in Guatemala 😞🙏✝️ such news, MAGA says this doesn’t matter. Because malaria and starvation and ya know...all the other bad things. So we should just ignore these deaths too.

Safety concerns for parents, teachers returning to school as COVID-19 ravages FloridaSafety concerns for parents, teachers returning to school as COVID-19 ravages Florida I'll be out of here soon just had to stop in and see how bad they were raping my account 😆 Parents who can will home school and/or enroll in an on-line program, then return to traditional school when the crisis has passed; No one wants to take a chance with their child's life, especially given the reports that children are experiencing post-virus illnesses.