By | Rachel Brooks
Staff | Telegraph Local
Above, a Fox News broadcast discussion regarding Trump’s threat to move the RNC.
Trump threatens to pull the Republican convention out of North Carolina. This was reported by Fox News within the last 24 hours. Trump threatened to find a new location for the GOP convention if the North Carolina governor will not allow full attendance. The Associated Press reported at 9:25am on May 25 that Trump threatened to move the RNC if the governor does not “immediately” sign off on allowing the event to commence in August at full capacity.
“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…full attendance in the Arena. In other words, we would be spending millions of dollars building the Arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat Governor would allow the Republican Party to fully occupy the space.
Plans are being….made by many thousands of enthusiastic Republicans, and others, to head to beautiful North Carolina in August. They must be immediately given an answer by the Governor as to whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupied. If not, we will be reluctantly forced….to find, with all of the jobs and economic development it brings, another Republican National Convention site. This is not something I want to do. Thank you, and I LOVE the people of North Carolina!” said Trump on the morning of Memorial Day May 25 via Twitter. He made these comments over a series of tweets the last of which published at 7:12am EST on the morning of May 25.
North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper gave his response to Trump. Cooper stated that the state’s local health officials were working with the Republican National Committee on the matter. This was stated via Twitter at 9:42 am on May 25.
There were reports that Trump is considering moving the RNC to Doral in Miami. This was circulated by such as Joy Ann Reid and Katie Phang at NBC via Twitter.
“PLEASE not Trump Doral. We already have to deal with the coronavirus and hurricane season down here in South Florida. Last thing we need is Trump and the RNC, too,” tweeted Katie Phang at 1:28 pm on May 25, in direct response to comments made by Joy Ann Reid.
However, Trump directly refuted any notion that he would like to move the RNC to Doral of his own choice.
“I have zero interest in moving the Republican National Convention to Doral in Miami, as falsely reported by the Fake News @nytimes in order to stir up trouble. Ballroom is not nearly big enough & would like to stay in N.C., whose gov. doesn’t even know if he can let people in?,” said Trump via a tweet published at 1:29pm.