Trump threatens to move GOP convention from North Carolina unless ‘full attendance’ is allowed

Trump took to Twitter on Monday to threaten moving the GOP convention from North Carolina unless the governor allows “full attendance.” 

North Carolina is currently in Phase Two of its coronavirus reopening plan. Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people. Before the virus, the RNC was expected to bring 50,000 people to Charlotte for events connected to the convention.


North Carolina’s health and human services secretary says the Republican National Committee should “hope for the best, but plan for the worst” when it comes to having its convention in Charlotte in August.

In an interview with WFAE, Dr. Mandy Cohen said mass gatherings will be a “very big challenge” if COVID-19 cases continue to increase in the state, as they are currently.

“I think it’s my advice to many entities, which is to have options, have scenarios,” she said. “Because we don’t know where we’re going to be. I think you should hope for the best and plan for the worst.”


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