Democrat Governor Cooper hints that Republican National Convention might be limited ... due to China Virus

  

President Donald Trump said Tuesday night, June 2nd, that he is moving the Republican National Convention 

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‘Within A Week’ — Trump Gives North Carolina Governor An Ultimatum On Republican National Convention

“It’s a massive expenditure, and we need to know. Within a week. Certainly we have to know. If he feels that he’s not going to do it, all he has to do is tell us and we will have to pick another location.”

Trump threatens to move RNC out of North Carolina

.Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

I love the Great State of North Carolina, so much so that I insisted on having the Republican National Convention in Charlotte at the end of August. Unfortunately, Democrat Governor @RoyCooperNC is still in Shutdown mood & unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed full attendance in the Arena.
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In other words, we would be spending millions of dollars building the Arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat Governor would allow the Republican Party to fully occupy the space.
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Plans are being made by many thousands of enthusiastic Republicans, and others, to head to beautiful North Carolina in August. They must be immediately given an answer by the Governor as to whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupied.
If not, we will be reluctantly forced to find, with all of the jobs and economic development it brings, another Republican National Convention site. This is not something I want to do. Thank you, and I LOVE the people of North Carolina!
8:12 AM · May 25, 2020
Vice President Mike Pence shared some more insight into Trump’s tweets about the possibility of moving the convention.

“It’s an issue we’ve been talking about because these national convection conventions literally take many months to organize and prepare, and you know, there are states around the country — we think of Texas, we think of Florida, Georgia --

.. the last two states I visited last week that have made tremendous progress on reopening their communities and reopening their economies, and I think the president is absolutely intent on ensuring that as we see our nation continue to make steady progress on putting the coronavirus epidemic in the past, that come this August, we’ll be able to come together in a safe and responsible venue and renominate President Donald trump for four more years,” Pence stated.

He continued, “But what you’re hearing the president say today is just a very reasonable request of the governor of North Carolina."

On Monday, President Donald Trump put out a series of tweets pointing to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s (D) uncertainty about how much longer his state will be shut down due to the coronavirus, which could cause issues with Charlotte hosting the Republican National Convention in August.

Not long after the president’s tweets, Vice President Mike Pence on FNC’s “Fox & Friends” shared some more insight into Trump’s tweets about the possibility of moving the convention

Pence said the Trump administration has been weighing the issue about moving to a state that is further along in reopening, but they are still working with Cooper because they “want to be in Charlotte.

“It’s an issue we’ve been talking about, Pete, because these national convection conventions literally take many months to organize and prepare, and you know, there are states around the country — we think of Texas, we think of Florida, Georgia, the last two states I visited last week that have made tremendous progress on reopening their communities and reopening their economies, and I think the president is absolutely intent on ensuring that as we see our nation continue to make steady progress on putting the coronavirus epidemic in the past, that come this August, we’ll be able to come together in a safe and responsible venue and renominate President Donald trump for four more years,” Pence stated.

He continued, “But what you’re hearing the president say today is just a very reasonable request of the governor of North Carolina. We all want to be in Charlotte. We love North Carolina, but having a sense now is absolutely essential because of the immense preparations that are involved, and we look forward to working with Governor Cooper, getting a swift response, and if needs be … moving the national convention to a state that is [further] along on reopening and can say with confidence that we can gather there.”

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