President Donald Trump just gave the order to move out. He has had enough of the games — he means business and there is nothing Democrats can do about it. They have lost again.
In a tweet, Trump followed through on his promise and announced that, because North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D), “we are now forced to seek another State to host the 2020 Republican National Convention.”
Cooper could not guarantee that GOP leaders and activists would be able to fill the Spectrum Arena in Charlotte, and the time had come to make a decision. Cooper blamed the COVID-19 crisis for the lack of a guarantee.
“Would have showcased beautiful North Carolina to the World, and brought in hundreds of millions of dollars, and jobs, for the State,” noted Trump. But Cooper would not budge and now the RNC has to move.
From a procedural standpoint, Trump likely won’t be the one to determine where the RNC meets, however, as the party’s figurehead, there is little doubt that the event will be moved as indicated.
There is no word yet on where the convention will go next, but Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has offered his state as a host. Considering Florida is a key battleground like North Carolina, this would be a solid choice.
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