Trump Says Republicans Will MOVE National Convention from North Carolina

( President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the Republican Party is actively looking for a new venue for its Republican National Convention. It comes after weeks of discussion over the matter, and a refusal from Democratic Governor Roy Cooper to guarantee that the event can go ahead. Governor Cooper’s uncertainty comes as a result of the continued spread of the Chinese coronavirus, but Republicans (rightly) fear that a last-minute cancelation could stop the Republicans from being able to hold their convention.

“Had long planned to have the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, a place I love,” President Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “Now, @NC_Governor Roy Cooper and his representatives refuse to guarantee that we can have use of the Spectrum Arena – Spend millions of dollars, have everybody arrive, and…then tell them they will not be able to gain entry.”

The president said that Cooper is still in “Shelter-In-Place Mode” and won’t allow the venue to be used as promised. Trump also mused over the fact that the state of North Carolina would not be able to show the world what it has to offer, as the news media’s eye would have turned to the state as the president was nominated officially as the Republican candidate for president. He said that the event would have brought in “Hundreds of millions of dollars” as well as jobs for the state. And it would have.

“Because of Gov. Roy Cooper, we are now forced to seek another State to host the 2020 Republican National Convention,” Trump said on Twitter.

Trump’s comments come after the Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel published a letter she received from Governor Cooper refusing to guarantee the use of hotels, restaurants, bars, and the Spectrum Center.

“Neither public officials nor I will risk the health and safety of North Carolinians by providing the guarantee you seek,” Cooper wrote.