TRUMP CALLS FOR REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION TO MOVE, BLAMES NORTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR
The Republican National Convention is going on the move. President Donald Trump will not accept the 2020 nomination in Charlotte, CNN reports.
While the Republican National Committee will have a convention in Charlotte due to contractual agreements, it will not be the convention as it will be in another city.
“The night the President accepts the nomination will not happen in Charlotte,” an RNC official tells CNN.
The decision is reportedly not final yet, but CNN cited a tense conversation in the last couple of days leading to a deadline created by Trump. Within the last two weeks, the location of the convention has been in the air due to coronavirus concerns, however, Trump is looking to toss the blame on the Democratic governor of the state.
“Due to the directive from the governor that our convention cannot go on as planned as required by our rules, the celebration of the President’s acceptance of the Republican nomination will be held in another city,” another Republican official said. “Should the governor allow more than 10 people in a room, we still hope to conduct the official business of the convention in Charlotte.”
Additional cities for the convention include Nashville, Las Vegas, Orlando, Jacksonville and locations in Georgia.