Skip to comments.Trump warns North Carolina governor the clock's ticking on a GOP convention guarantee
Posted on 05/26/2020 5:13:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
President Trump warned on Tuesday that North Carolina's governor has "a week" to figure out if the Republicans' presidential nominating convention can be held in Charlotte this summer, as other states offered to hold the gathering instead.
But Gov. Roy Cooper says hes waiting for the Republican National Committee to present to us in writing their proposals on how they plan to hold their presidential convention amid the coronavirus pandemic before he can guarantee that the August convention can be held at full attendance as demanded by the president.
Cooper, a Democrat, spoke the day after the president threatened to move the massive quadrennial event from North Carolina if Cooper couldnt immediately tell convention planners whether or not the downtown arena in Charlotte will be allowed to be fully occupied. And he spoke hours after the Republican governors of Georgia and Florida offered their states up as the site to host the convention if Trump follows through on his threat to move the confab.
Hours after Cooper made his comments during a daily coronavirus news conference, the president said "we dont have much time"and that "we need a fast decision from the governor."
"I would say within a week, certainly wed have to know. And if he cant do it, if he feels he cant do it, all he has to do is tell us and then well pick another location, and I will tell you, a lot of locations want it," Trump added as he answered a question from Fox News' White House correspondent John Roberts.
But hours earlier Cooper explained, Weve been in talks with the RNC about the kind of convention that they would need to run and the kind of options that we need on the table...
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Just have it in Florida.
Pull the plug on NC.
Im so excited! The mayor of Jacksonville just invited the GOP to have the convention in Jax! It would be perfect!
Go ahead and pull it from them Mr. President, this governor want to be a dictator
Georgia, Florida, Texas. Get out of NC now.
seems like his reply makes certain it shouldn’t be held there
Zhit or get off the pot!
coopester applying for vp slot
That’s how I read his reply too.
Yep. Do it in Florida.
I live in the Charlotte region.
If the governor is going to play games, just pull it.
Libtard gonna Tard, nothing you can do.
Move it to FL - get an arena or large stadium (Miami or Tampa)
this idiot NC governor bout to throw away an event that could bring in over $200M in economic activity to NC and nearby SC when it desperately needs it
you can’t make this shit up.
I don’t even understand why they picked Charlotte in the first place. It’s an evil leftist city. Pick somewhere with lots of positive support. SC, GA, FL, TX all sound like states that will be way further along in opening up anyway.
Another Lucy pulling the football away. Is Cooper up for election in Nov. His slow walk with the lockdown and now this will give us NC.
Royboy sez he is gonna let data and science inform his decision. Glad he is going to start doing that. What he has done so far has sucked.
Probably because PDJT’s daughter-in-law, Lara hails from NC.
She and Eric even named their daughter Carolina and Lara is a senior adviser to the campaign as well.
It is a good looking city with great accommodations.
If the Gov wants to follow Libtard Law it will cost him dearly.
Send it to Tampa for all I care. Let Libtard Raleigh own the heat.
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