President Trump Says GOP Was 'Forced' to Seek New Convention Host Location, Slams NC Governor

Jacquie Cadorette
June 02, 2020 - 7:15 pm

    President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that Republicans are "forced" to find a new host state for the Republican National Convention.

    The convention was initially to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina before Governor Roy Cooper suggested that the coronavirus pandemic would force the convention to be "unlikely" at this location.

    President Trump took to Twitter Tuesday night, saying, "Had long planned to have the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, a place I love."

    He continued on to say that Governor Roy Cooper "and his representatives refuse to guarantee that we can have use of the Spectrum Arena."

    He continued, "Spend millions of dollars, have everybody arrive, and then tell them they will not be able to gain entry. Governor Cooper is still in Shelter-In-Place Mode, and not allowing us to occupy the arena as originally anticipated and promised."

    He further stated that the GOP is now "forced to seek another State to host the 2020 Republican National Convention."

    The president has not named where the convention will be held instead.

    Governor Cooper had previously written to the top convention organizer, saying they should be "planning for a scaled-down convention with fewer people, social distancing and face coverings a necessity."

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