Trump says GOP is pulling its convention from North Carolina

Trump says GOP is pulling its convention from North Carolina

6/3/2020 8:20:00 AM

Trump says GOP is pulling its convention from North Carolina

President Trump says he is seeking a new state to host the Republican National Convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the coronavirus.

Trump’s ‘law and order’ campaign echoes Richard Nixon’s in 1968. But Nixon was the challenger.But Cooper made clear to Trump that those conditions would likely be impossible given the status of the epidemic in his state, and formalized that Tuesday in a letter to the Republican National Committee. Cooper wrote to RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel that “planning for a scaled-down convention with fewer people, social distancing and face coverings is a necessity.”

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AdvertisementThe letter came on the eve of a deadline from the GOP for assurances that Cooper would allow a full-scale event in August.Later, Cooper told reporters it’s unlikely that virus trends will allow a full-capacity nominating convention for Trump to proceed at Charlotte’s NBA arena.

“We think it is unlikely that we would be to the point at the end of August to be able to have a jam-packed, 19,000-person convention in the Spectrum arena,” Cooper said. “So the likelihood of it being in Charlotte depends upon the RNC’s willingness to discuss with us a scaled-down convention, which we would like to do.”

That prompted the RNC to say it would begin visiting potential alternative sites that were offering to host the quadrennial gathering — largely in GOP-led states.AdvertisementMcDaniel, meanwhile, accused Cooper of “dragging his feet” on offering guidance for proceeding with convention plans. She released a statement saying that while the party would like to hold its event in Charlotte, “we have an obligation to our delegates and nominee to begin visiting the multiple cities and states” that have reached out to express interest in hosting.

Republican governors of Tennessee, Florida and Georgia have said they would be interested in hosting if North Carolina falls through. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said GOP officials are coming Thursday to scout Nashville, calling the city “the best place in America to have a convention.”

Wednesday was the GOP’s deadline for assurances from Cooper. Last week, Trump demanded that Cooper guarantee him a full-scale event or he would be forced to move the event elsewhere.North Carolina faces an upward trend in its virus cases, reporting about 29,900 cumulative cases and 900 deaths as of Tuesday. Around 700 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized. Mecklenburg County accounted for 4,500 cases — more than double the next-highest county — and nearly 100 deaths.

AdvertisementEarlier in the day, North Carolina GOP Chairman Michael Whatley acknowledged that some changes would likely be needed but maintained that Republicans want a “full-scale” convention.“Look, we’re not going to move forward with any activities that do not follow federal, state or local requirements and regulations. So, we need to know what those requirements are going to be,” he said.

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Whatley said the convention could generate $200 million for the regional economy, especially in the hospitality industry.Still, two Charlotte restaurant owners said they didn’t expect a huge hit if the RNC moves or is scaled back.Advertisement“I feel like it would be a small impact on our business,” said Greg Zanitsch, who owns the Fig Tree near the city’s central business district.

When the Democratic National Convention was held in Charlotte in 2012, he said, an increase in business from visitors was balanced by the fact that his regulars stayed away.“So, it was pretty much just a normal weekend. We didn’t see a big increase in business because of the convention,” he said.

Patrick Whalen, owner of 5Church in Charlotte, said the convention would be good for the city but added, “Whether the RNC was going to be here or not, we would have done fine.”AdvertisementWhalen, whose restaurant’s windows were smashed during recent protests over George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, said he thought the RNC could also bring protesters, but the city is equipped to deal with them.

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LOL. They should have it at Gitmo like a prison orientation weekend. North Carolina can breathe a sigh of relief. Y'all dodged the mother of all bullets just now. Congrats! Bye Felicia. Hopefully no state will host it. A heartfelt congratulations to North Carolina! 👍🏼 The 50,000 that attend the GOP convention for Trump will be seated comfortably, in what is known as the MAGA formation, like this: - Trump: GOP pulling its convention from N Carolina NC Governor insisted on masks, social distancing

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I hear the bunker is open. Good riddance. Pulling out of N.C. means Trump is conceding the state will go blue in 2020. Tough path for him w/o the Tarheel State. GOP should have the convention in Centralia, PA. Google it Moscow’s nice this time of year pulling or pushing? Never forget Trump ordered military police to violently attack peaceful American protesters

Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North CarolinaRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is seeking a new state to host the Republican National Convention after host North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held... In other words, Trump is going to hold this at one of his sh*tty hotels so him and his trash family can wring out every dime from his position before we toss his as* out. . Good, the majority of NCians don’t want it. And F realDonaldTrump ! Maybe his Space Force will find a location out of this world - and they can all stay there after the convention. One way tickets outa here.

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Trump 'forced' to move Republican National Convention out of North CarolinaWhile President Donald Trump did not specify in his tweet where the convention will be moved, multiple governors and GOP officials from places such as Texas and Georgia have already offered up their states as potential hosts. RIP David Dorn DavidDorn Maybe he can host it in his bunker Poor realDonaldTrump won’t get to hold his precious convention because he cannot deal with reality that we are still in a pandemic. COVID19 bunkerbabytrump

Trump Says He’s Pulling The Republican Convention From North CarolinaThe president tweeted Tuesday that state officials 'refuse to guarantee' access to the Spectrum Arena in Charlotte. Good news for the people of Florida. Covid-19 will be the added bonus. 🇺🇸 MakeAmericaStayHome

Trump Says Republican National Convention Will Not Be Held in North CarolinaPresident Trump said Tuesday that the Republican National Convention will not be held in North Carolina in August because the state’s Democratic governor has insisted on scaling down the even… Thank god the state won’t have to deal with another virus! fucktrump Georgia wants it and Brian Kemp thinks masks are stupid, physical distancing is unnecessary and COVID-19 is a hoax. Pretty certain this state is a frontrunner.

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