(WBAP/KLIF) – Several states are pushing to host the Republican National Convention August if North Carolina doesn’t.
The open invitations come after President Trump threatened to move the convention out of Charlotte if coronavirus restrictions aren’t loosened there. The President said in a series of tweets this week that North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper won’t commit to a full venue at the convention.
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…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2020
Since the tweet, the Governors of Florida and Georgia have said they would love to have the convention in their states. Texas Republican Party Chairman James Dickey said he’s in communication with the RNC about a possible move.
“We would think it would be fantastic to have President Trump and the RNC here,” said Dickey. “We know Texas would do a wonderful job.”
The President is asking for a guarantee that the Charlotte venue would be at full capacity.
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