Trump tweets that the RNC was ‘forced to seek another state’ for convention as North Carolina says it will stick to COVID-19 measures
- President Donald Trump announced Tuesday night that the Republican National Convention will no longer be hosted in North Carolina after Gov. Roy Cooper refused to host a full-scale event citing coronavirus concerns.
- “Governor Cooper is still in Shelter-In-Place Mode, and not allowing us to occupy the arena as originally anticipated and promised,” Trump tweeted Tuesday night.
- Cooper responded to Trump’s tweets, saying that it was “unfortunate” that they couldn’t reach an agreement on a scaled-down version of the RNC at the Spectrum Center.
- The venue has a capacity of 20,000 people, and the RNC event page says nearly 50,000 people are expected to attend.
- However, North Carolina is currently in Phase 2 of reopening, which only allows indoor gathers of 10 people or less.
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President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday night that the Republican National Convention will be hosted at a new venue after North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declined to host unless proper COVID-19 precautions were met.
Trump has insisted on hosting the convention at the Spectrum Center at full capacity, a condition that Cooper has refused to comply with amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Governor Cooper is still in Shelter-In-Place Mode, and not allowing us to …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]